8th Aviation Battalion
(Photos submitted by Doug Hoffman)
The two pictures of the Cobra are of my aircraft 70-16103 parked on the grass just past the B Company's flight line. Usually the OH-58's were parked there. The problem with parking the aircraft there is that the airfield is open in the back, and a few times a week sheep were herded across the airfield. The bottom of the aircraft are just the right height for the sheep to scratch their backs, and on occassion we would find broken FM antennas on the Cobras, or cracked chin bubbles on the -58's. As a side note, the blue inlet cushions are courtesy of an old pair of Levi's. It was difficult to get covers through supply, so the legs from a pair of jeans served the purpose.