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A covey of Hueys

Found this scouting out some public domain shots for the cover of my new Vietnam War novel, “The Butterfly Rose,” which will soon be available for the Kindle.

I decided to use another snap but kept this one on the desktop because it’s so unusual. Hardly the stereotype shot of a covey of Hueys in flight, which is usually taken from the front or the side. Neat, tho. This way you see the side doors which slid all the way back when opened and the rear stabilizer.

I also like that the door gunner on the left side of the bird in the foreground has his arm stuck out the open door holding onto the wooden grips of the M-60 machinegun.