US Airborne Day

On August 16th, 1940, US army forces performed their first parachute jump. The airborne troops received their baptism of fire a couple years later in North Africa and went on to play a crucial role in key late war events such as the invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge.

In 2002 President George W. Bush declared August 16th as National Airborne Day.

From August 16th (11:00 GMT) until August 19th (07:00 GMT), play 3 battles using American aircraft (rank III or higher, with an activity of not less than 70%) to receive the Parachutist Badge (USA) decal.

Complete the task in random battles, except for Enduring Confrontation missions and [Assault] mode.

Track your progress in the hangar by clicking Nickname → Achievements → Holidays → US Airborne Day.

You can find the decal in the “USA → Aircraft” tab in the Customisation menu.

Temporarily on Sale: UH-1C XM-30

Parachutist Badge (USA)

The UH-1C is a utility helicopter that was widely used during the Vietnam war for MEDEVAC, search and rescue, as well as transporting cargo. The UH-1C has a great selection of suspended weapons, including ATGMs and a grenade launcher for close range helicopter battles, while the XM-30 modification is equipped with pretty good zoomed-in optics.

The Premium UH-1C XM-30 utility helicopter will be available for purchase with Golden Eagles during the event.

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