Unit of the Day returns, detailing new units for Act of Aggression. We are focusing today on a light, unarmed, but nonetheless major US Army unit: the Little Bird  helicopter.

Descendant in direct line of the venerable OH-6 Cayuse of Vietnam War (and Magnum P.I.!) fame, the MH-6 Little Bird is a fast light helicopter. Introduced in 1980, it can perform many types of mission depending of its configuration, be it transport, attack, reconnaissance, …

In service with the 160th SOAR, the Little Bird is specialized in the rapid insertion or extractions of special forces personnel.

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In Act of Aggression, the Little Bird will have a dual purpose: transport and recon helicopter.

Transport :

Who hasn’t dreamed of reenacting Black Hawk Down‘s Deltas insertion in Mogadiscio?

In AoA, Little Bird will be able to insert or recover up to 4 soldiers at high speed all over the map. It will be your best option to quickly seize or reinforce a far-away bank, to insert sepcial forces behind enemy lines to ambush supply convoys, …

 

Recon :

But Little Bird‘s other, and maybe most critical role, is that of recon helicopter. Equipped with the best sensor and tracking devices, the Little Bird is among the very few US units (alongside the Delta & Survey Team) to be able to spot enemy stealth units. Thus allowing all friendly units to engage and destroy the sneaky intruder …

 

We will be back next Friday with another “Unit of the Day” … 

Unit of the Day #06: Little Bird