posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by JustinSee
If you only have four guys in the bird (Pilot, CP, Crew Chief and gunner) and you are under fire, then you never leave the gun. The bird gets outta
there fast. If it's a SAR mission, then you have one of the PJ's or medics take the gun. If it's a C&C bird, the closest mans the gun. Choppers do not
hunker down in a firefight. It's always a $#!t and Git situation. Always on the move. Harder to hit that way.
CrashHawks & Hueys are also have very confined Flight & cargo spaces, One guy laying on the floor can take up a lot of space. It is also difficult for
the co-pilot to leave his station to assist. And do you really want that? What if the pilot is hit?
You'll have to give us the situation your character is in before we can offer possible verbage.
There is also a saying that once a Chopper leaves the assembly line, it is always trying to kill those who fly it.
edit on 3-6-2011 by TDawgRex
because: Big thumbs, but my trigger finger is fine, thanks for asking.