Named After Native Americans
Army Regulation 70-28 was eventually rescinded, but it's clear that the tradition has continued.
Jesse, posted on 01/02/2020, 1,036 views
U.S. Army, Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway / Wikipedia, Tiny Fox Lab
Many U.S. army helicopters (Apache, Black Hawk, Chinook, etc.) are named after Native Americans tribes is because of Army Regulation 70-28, Army aircraft were specifically categorized as requiring “Indian terms and names of American Indian tribes and chiefs.” – Tiny Fox Lab Facts
Preview photo credit: U.S. Army, Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway / Wikipedia