The American government has spent billions of dollars on their military so you can expect to see some next level weaponry and vehicles in combat. According to Business Insider, the US had a declared military and defense budget of $601 billion in the year 2015, making the budget more than the next 7 highest spending countries combined! So what exactly does the U.S. have in store?
In this video, viewers get to see an Apache helicopter show off its stuff for convoy. The video begins with the helicopter flying out into the open skies but then quickly turns back around and heads towards the camera’s direction.
The camera man is stationed on a moving vehicle capturing the aircraft throughout its flight. During this time, the helicopter is seen chasing the car and attempting to back up. Viewers hear an excited man in the background who is explaining what’s going on.
As the copter gets closer, the guys in the vehicle become more excited. They’re giggling like little school girls while the Apache helicopter is right on their tail! At this point, the guys are howling and cheering as the chopper is practically side-by-side with the four-wheeled automobile.
By the end of the video, the copter catches up with the vehicle and then continues to fly past the overly enthusiastic men. It flies off and into the sky and the video promptly cuts off.
The video was uploaded by the YouTube channel BubbaTube and has been viewed over 173,000 times since it was first posted on February 4th, 2015.
Although most of the viewers do find this video to be pretty impressive, others think that the inappropriate use of the copter was a waste of valuable military resources. “Ah yes, the American way…giving a 52 million dollar piece of equipment that costs nearly 4,000$ per hour to run and letting him mess around with it behind a convoy of Jarheads that sound like every redneck stereotype ever made up,” reads one of the top comments.