Rattler/Firebird Association

Rattler/Firebird Sounds

SoundsHere are some sounds from the Rattlers and Firebirds as well as other sources and some sounds from movies and a couple of music tracks as well. 

Real Sounds

Firebird 91 (Jack Horn) talking with the Aussies at Nui-Dat. Recording provided by Graham Kemp, Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Huey Start-up
Huey Hovering
Huey Fly-by
Another Huey Fly-by
M60 machine gun in flight
M60 machine gun on ground during mortar attack
Test firing a minigun
AFVN and the hits keep coming on
AFVN News intro
AFVN ad for Stars & Stripes with Pat Sajak


Movie Sounds

Disclaimer: The sound clips about shooting women and children and identifying VC are not representative of what actually occurred in our unit. They are representative of the type of "gallows humor" that allowed us to retain some small portion of our sanity.

Good Morning Vietnam! From the move of the same name
Incoming! From Full Metal Jacket
How can you shoot women and children? From Full Metal Jacket
How can you tell if they're VC? From Full Metal Jacket
How come you guys sit on your helmets? From Apocalypse Now
I love the smell of napalm in the morning From Apocalypse Now
God's Own Lunatics, by Joe Galloway, from a Military Channel documentary named In the Shadow of the Blade


Winged Soldiers a patriotic song about Army helicopter pilots
The Association's Unofficial Anthem


The Man in the Doorway, a poem.