Did You Know?
The helicopter used during the training sequence is a Boeing Vertol CH-46F Sea Knight, not to be confused with the larger CH-47 Chinook. Assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (aka HMM-164), it was based out of Marine Corps Air Station Tustin in Santa Ana, California at the time of filming. The particular helicopter in question was either C/N 2526 (156458) or C/N 2528 (156456). Both entered service in 1969, were later converted to the CH-46E type, and were still operational as of the late 2000s. See more