Without a doubt, one of the most memorable aeronautical scenes in the history of cinema is that of the "Ride of the Valkyries" in "Apocalypse Now" (1979).
In that famous scene, 14 helicopters were used, of two types: Bell UH-1 Huey and Hughes OH-6 Cayuse. Some military commander in South Korea must have seen the film and said to himself: "This has to be overcome". And he has succeeded. Yesterday the South Korean channel Rider Eye, which has published excellent videos for years quality, released the images of the massive takeoff of 30 helicopters of the Republic of Korea Army. A total of 16 helicopters took off simultaneously:
Here we can see some screenshots of the video. 16 Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters of the 36 owned by the Republic of Korea Army participated in the massive takeoff. Rarely can you see so many Apaches together.
10 of the 138 ROK Army UH-60P Black Hawks were also there.
And as icing on the cake, 4 of the 32 Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavy helicopters of the Republic of Korea Army.
If that sounds like a lot to you, it should be noted that the Republic of Korea Army has more than 600 active helicopters. More than 100 of them are Apache and AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters.
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