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  • German Tigers Practice for Afghanistan
    Posted by Robert Wall 1:01 PM on Nov 18, 2011

    It is still hard to believe that the current German government will deploy an attack helicopter into a conflict zone—but that is not stopping the German army from preparing for such a mission. The first deployment to the theater of operations is due in October, says the army.

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    With that in mind, several rotorcraft are now involved in a two-week training period where they will get to exercise weapons firing. As part of the drill, they will  practice being called in by ground personnel to conduct air strikes and lay down suppressive fire in case a convoy or patrol is under attack.

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    The German Tigers are equipped with 70-mm rockets, HOT missiles and an underwing 12.7-mm machinegun.

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    (Photos: German army)

    Tags: ar99, Tiger

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