【12月29日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

The Marine Corps has officially retired the AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter.

After 34 years of service and more than 930,000 flight hours, the AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter made its final flight last week. Maj. Patrick Richardson, with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, flew the last Super Cobra flight out of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans.

The Marine Corps has transitioned to the Zulu variant of the aircraft, the four-bladed AH-1Z Viper.

This final flight is very important for us to honor the aircraft, Richardson said in a video released by Bell Helicopter. ... It's an honor to be the last guy to fly one. I never thought I'd be in this position.

中譯:

美國陸戰隊日前已正式將AH-1W「超級眼鏡蛇」直升機除役。這架服役34年、飛行時數超過93萬小時的攻擊直升機,上週執行最後一次的飛行任務。

該機從紐奧良海軍航空站聯合後備基地起飛,由陸戰隊第773輕型攻擊直升機中隊理察森少校擔綱,執行最終飛行巡禮。

陸戰隊現已轉用「Z型」機種,即4槳的AH-1Z「蝰蛇」直升機。

理察森於貝爾直升機公司推播的影片表示,為表達對這架直升機的尊崇,最後的這趟飛行任務意義非凡…有幸成為駕駛該機的最後一位飛官,他從未想過能擔任此專職。

-關鍵軍語-

※attack helicopter:

A helicopter equipped with weapons to attack other helicopter or targets on the ground.

例句:

The AH-1W, the backbone of the USMC's attack helicopter fleet for decades is being replaced by the next generation AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter.

AH-1W是美國陸戰隊攻擊直升機機隊數十年來的骨幹,將由下一代的AH-1Z「蝰蛇」攻擊直升機取代。