UK Special Forces Using Foreign Helicopters
Amidst the controversy over the general lack of helicopters for British forces in Afghanistan, news has surfaced that has highlighted what has been rumoured for some time : that foreign-built helicopters have been used to support UK Special Forces.
It is being reported that SAS, SBS, SRR and SFSG forces are sometimes being flown to and from operations in Russian-built Mi-8 / Mi-17 helicopters, on loan from another country, operated by a specially-trained British crew.
Now we are borrowing Russian helicopters to fight the Taliban
(The Mail On Sunday)
MI-8 @ Guncopter.com
(Info on the MI-8 helicopter)