After providing some exclusive images of the Special Colour AB205, Paolo Maglio sent me another contribution from the 7° Reggimento Vega Change of Command’s ceremony, held in Rimini on Sept. 08. The new Cdr, Col. Fabrizio Barone, replaced the former one Col. Marco Morra at the head of one of the most important units of the Italian Army Aviation and the only one in Europe with all weather combat capabilities. Interestingly, in the recent past, the Reggimento (750 military in total), has often changed its designation: the 7° Reggimento Elicotteri d’Attacco (Attack Helicopters) “Vega” was created on Jul. 15 1996 with personnel and equipment transferred from the 5° Reggimento “Rigel”. Based in Casarsa della Delizia, the unit became 7° Reggimento Aviazione dell’Esercito (Army Aviation) “Vega” on Sept. 30 1998. On Jan 1 2000 it took the designation 7° Reggimento Cavalleria dell’Aria (Air Cavalry) before “returning”, in 2004, to the designation 7° Reggimento Aviazione dell’Esercito “Vega”.
Don't worry, these U.S. Marines will not to be flattened by a giant CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopter
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Lethal: Watch this rebel hit a Syrian helicopter using an SA-16 shoulder mounted surface to air missile systems
Even if it’s not clear whether the targeted Mi-8/17 Hip chopper was able to survive the hit (in the last year some Syrian helicopters have proved their ability to withstand ground fire by Surface to […]