160th SOAR photo - MH-60L DAP

160th soar mh-60l dap
image sourced from public domain | photo courtesy US Army

A MH-60L DAP (Direct Air Penetrator) helicopter of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR). The DAP is a MH-60L Black Hawk which has been configured to act as a gunship. A range of ordnance can be fitted to the DAP's various hardpoints. This bird is armed with 2xfixed M134 miniguns, 4 AIM-92 stinger air-to-air missiles, 1x M230 30mm chain gun and a pylon holding 2 AGM-114 Hellfire missiles. The bulge under the DAP's chin is a FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared) pod which includes a laser designator for the Hellfires. When so configured, the DAP is unable to carry passengers as all the cabin space is taken up with ammunition.

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