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AH-1 Cobra Rockets and Guns run

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Uploaded on Feb 4, 2008

This is a video I took while sitting on top of OP Left at 29 Palms, California in the Quackenbush impact area on February 2, 2008.. This video is not the best quality because it was taken from a digital camera. What you will see is mortar fire suppressing a notional anti aircraft enemy target. To the right you you will see a glowing mark, that is the artillery illumination mark that I called in I believe. (I forget I called so many in that day). The Cobra then comes in and the FAC (Forward Air Controller) tells the pilot from the mark, where the target is. The pilot once cleared "hot" first attacks with his 20mm machine gun, then follows up with a barrage of rockets (you will see them fired the second time it comes around and the impacts will be on the lower mid left). The pilot is cleared for an immediate re-attack and comes in and does his run again. The pilot then egresses and is covered by mortar suppression. The 81mm mortar platoon is 2/23 Weapons Company, and the firing artillery battery is 5/14 November battery (my unit), both reserve units. Hope you enjoy, any Marines feel free to correct any inaccuracies.

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