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“Sky Dragons” decal and a UH-1C XM-30 for US Airborne Day
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On August 16th, 1940, 48 volunteers from the US Army performed an official parachute drop for the first time. To commemorate this event, in 2002 August 16th was named the US National Airborne Day.

Airborne forces played a big part of World War II: both in the Pacific and the European theaters. The XVIII Airborne Corps was created in 1942, in 1944 it participated in Operation Overlord, and today it remains as a rapid deployment force, earning the nickname "America's Contingency Corps."

UH-1C XM-30 available for Golden Eagles

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From August 16th (11:00 GMT) until August 19th (11:00 GMT) the American UH-1C XM-30 utility helicopter will be temporarily available for Golden Eagles.

Its armor is very light, but it’s quite fast and maneuverable — and carries an impressive payload. For distant targets it has BGM-71 TOW missiles, while helicopters that get up close will feel the wrath of its 30 mm cannon and 40 mm grenade launcher!

“Insignia of the XVIII Airborne Corps” decal

From August 16th (11:00 GMT) until August 19th (11:00 GMT), play 3 battles using US aircraft (rank III or higher, with an activity of not less than 70%) to receive the “Insignia of the XVIII Airborne Corps” 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.

“Insignia of the XVIII Airborne Corps” decal

You can find the decal in the “Holidays” tab in the Customisation menu.

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