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Dec 18, 2011, 2:01:23 PM
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Kiowa by tanikel Kiowa by tanikel
111218-A-VB845-190

A OH-58 Kiowa Warrior provides air security outside of the Usmankhel Village, Kandahar Province,
Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2011. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)


Baby badasses!


My military imagery is available for public domain. As the photographer, I don't have control over
how you may use it, but I ask that it be done with respect to the individuals represented here.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A fine shot.  When did they switch the Kiowa to a four-blade system?
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014   Photographer
More than five years ago since these Kiowas are the only ones I've seen. 
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:iconlucyfaerie:
LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Nice image.  Thank you for sharing.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconlucyfaerie:
LucyFaerie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
You're welcome.
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:iconmelvwolfe:
MelvWolfe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexy little birds.
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:iconibrahimabutouq:
ibrahimabutouq Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
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:icontranscendelia:
transcendelia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
very cool!!!
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:iconernest-art:
ernest-art Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
niceeee capture
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:icondolevelr:
DolevElr Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Photographer
wow that is amazing!
i love it!
great work!
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:iconwootri:
wootri Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice work!
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:iconhazza01:
hazza01 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
really awesome work on this <3
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Photographer
Thanks. I love trying to photograph those little birds. xD
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:iconsammyspectacular:
SammySpectacular Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhhhh noezzz don't fall backwards!! :0
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:iconamlyn11:
amlyn11 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Cool photo! :)
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:iconjaylphotography:
JayLPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture! :) Looks very nice!
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:iconemblamog:
EmblaMOG Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Great pic. The diagonal the helicopter creates in this photo causes good dynamics.
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:iconlaura-antonia:
laura-antonia Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is awesome! so clear ^^
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:iconstenartad:
Stenartad Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clear photo, gives a bit of a dizzy feeling while looking at it. Great job!
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:iconicerose93:
IceRose93 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, amazing timing! Great shot, it's very crisp and clear!
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:iconqokyon:
Qokyon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
cool
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:iconuncov3rb3auty:
UncoV3rB3auty Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Loveeee!
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:iconsmiillezz:
Smiillezz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Photographer
lovely helicopter :P
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:iconpaulapul:
paulapul Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture!!!! Great job!!!
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:iconaballofwin:
aBallofWin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
love it!
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:icongapads:
Gapads Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! :clap:
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:iconblackcatregion:
blackcatregion Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice shoot !
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:icondanny820:
danny820 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
wow! great capture, I like it :)
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:iconsupersnappz:
SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh wow fantastic capture. Nice work
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:iconicmb94:
icmb94 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
What is that thing ontop of the heli?
sorry not a lot of knowledge on my part
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Photographer
I actually hadn't thought about googling it until you asked, haha.

From what I can tell, it's a badass optic with thermal vision and the such.
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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
That is called the MMS, or Mast Mounted Sight. The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior is an armed reconasance helicopter. The sight houses an optical sight, thermal sight, and it's laser designator. The laser is for the Hellfire Missile system. It's placed there so that the aircraft can unmask just the sight and do a visual search for enemy positions. It's a fun bird to fly. I miss them.


Yea I double posted this. Sue me. :P
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Photographer
-sue'd-
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Damnit! Lol
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:iconicmb94:
icmb94 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha legit :w00t!:
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
That is called the MMS, or Mast Mounted Sight. The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior is an armed reconasance helicopter. The sight houses an optical sight, thermal sight, and it's laser designator. The laser is for the Hellfire Missile system. It's placed there so that the aircraft can unmask just the sight and do a visual search for enemy positions. It's a fun bird to fly. I miss them.
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:iconpiegi:
Piegi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I almost thought that was a toy for a brief second!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Photographer
Hahaha, they're definitely almost small enough to be toys! I always think of dragonflies when I see them darting around. =D
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:iconmaausi:
maausi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
the sky is just perfect... great angle, too!
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
What a great capture. I love the angle here!
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:iconlilith2102:
Lilith2102 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012   Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmandalshark:
MandalShArK Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wish we had Kiowa's in the UK, would love to fly one.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012   Photographer
They look like so much fun. I've been trying to find a way to get a ride in one.
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:iconmandalshark:
MandalShArK Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do it! im sure if you ask nicely someone will let you! :D
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Photographer
I hope so! That would be so awesome, even if they had to tie me in to the side, haha.
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:iconmandalshark:
MandalShArK Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the Royal Marines did it a couple of years ago on an apache so im sure u can on a Kiowa :P
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Photographer
Here's hoping! =D
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:iconmandalshark:
MandalShArK Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D..

Stay safe though! Saw a mate the other day who was on leave but has just gone back out there to Hellmand, and hes having a hell of time, Guess its called Hellmand for a reason! X
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012   Photographer
Wow, I hope he returns safe and sound! Never been to that part of the 'stan, though.
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