helicopter gunship


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helicopter gunship

n
(Aeronautics) a large heavily armed helicopter used for ground attack
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helicopter gunship

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Local residents said that several Ukrainian combat jets and helicopter gunships attacked rebel positions on the eastern outskirts of Slovyansk, and heavy artillery barrages continued throughout the day yesterday.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which reported the crash, said helicopter gunships had been in action on Monday in support of government units against rebels in the western Damascus neighborhood of Jobar.
Image allegedly showing a Syrian helicopter gunship show down by rebels.
Pakistani helicopter gunships attacked militant hideouts in Kurram, the Dawn quoted security officials in the region, as saying.
Special forces troops launched their ground operation on Friday after helicopter gunships opened fire on suspected anti-government forces, Kadyrov was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency.
At least three civilians perished as helicopter gunships strafed militant targets in Swat,where a curfew was relaxed for nine hours to let civilians leave the troubled region for safer areas in the NWFP.
This eventually brought helicopter gunships (Bell UH-1Bs) into play.
Since Tuesday, hundreds of Pakistani troops and paramilitary rangers have pounded several fortress-like mud-brick compounds with artillery and fired on them from helicopter gunships.
AN Israeli helicopter gunship fired a missile that blew apart a car carrying members of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza City yesterday, killing a bodyguard and a 12 year-old boy,
He began calling in tactical air strikes and helicopter gunship fire to suppress the enemy.
More expensive is an hour-long, hair-raising ride in the Mid-8 helicopter gunship, at $3,600 to $4,300....
Although the novel begins menacingly enough (as the courier looks out his Mexico City hotel window, through falling fecal snow, at a helicopter gunship hovering "like a hunting wasp" over the colonias), the effect is disarmed by subsequent mirth.

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