Based on the design of the Boeing 530F, the A/MH-6 (commonly known as "Little Birds") are operated
by Special Operations Aviation Regiments in the Army. These small, very maneuverable "birds" make
them ideal in tight situations
The AH-6 (Attack Helicopter-6) is a gunship that has a removable mounting system (called a "plank") and the MH-6
(Military Helicopter-6) has a "people plank" that allows the transport of soldiers externally on each side of the 'Copter.
Boeing; modified by US Army.
Source(s): Encyclopedia of World Military Aircraft, Airtime Publishers and Philadelphia Online: Blackhawk Down.
Photo Courtesy of US Army.