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This Is The Tow Truck That Recovers Crashed Helicopters – Here Marines Salvage a Venom

August 19, 2016

Sometimes, helicopters fall from the skies. Most of the time, when this happens, it’s because it has been shot down by enemy fire behind enemy lines, or in dangerous territory that is infested with mines and other improvised explosive device (IED). So when U.S. Marines need to rescue a downed aircraft in hostile territory, it is time to bring the big boys.

In this video, U.S. Marines conduct an aircraft salvage practical application on a UH-1Y Venom, during a training mission. The video also includes footage of several Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles being loaded in a C-17 Globemaster III. The Globemaster III is the preferred method to forward deploy these vehicles into combat.


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