"The Flying Tank Platoon": The Blackhawk Squadron is sent to Weisbaden, West Germany, by OSS. They encounter Soviet Flying Tanks, then Soviet interceptors, aerial combat ensues. The flying tanks land and they escape the area undetected. Blackhawk warns a conference of senior military officers ab

Blackhawk #106 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of November, 1956.

Appearing in "The Flying Tank Platoon"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Red Military
    • Colonel Manski
      • Squadron Commander Haieff

Other Characters:

  • US Army officers & troops

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Red Flying Tanks, 8 or more
  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Cs, 6
  • Red MiG Fighters, 12 (3 are destroyed)

Synopsis for "The Flying Tank Platoon"

The Blackhawk Squadron is sent to Weisbaden, West Germany, by OSS. They encounter Soviet Flying Tanks, then Soviet interceptors, aerial combat ensues. The flying tanks land and they escape the area undetected. Blackhawk warns a conference of senior military officers about the new weapons, and during this meeting a platoon of flying tanks arrives to attack the airbase. They overrun the base and capture most of the garrison, but soon the Blackhawks have led an escape and a flanking movement, and the base is recaptured in a wide, freewheeling fistfight. The Reds capture all of the generals attending the conference, but some of the soldiers capture two of the flying tanks. Six tanks fly away, with U.S. generals inside them, and Blackhawk fighters clinging to their undercarriages. Blackhawk half-accidentally flips over one flying tank, causing the crew to abandon it. He then climbs aboard the tank, while it automatically rights itself and resumes course, eastward into enemy territory. Blackhawk gets control of the tank and yells some directions to Hendrickson about how to do the same. Soon the tide turns, and by the end of the aerial battle, eight Red Flying Tanks have been captured and flown to Weisbaden for study.

Appearing in "Sam's Sixth Sense"

Characters:

  • Squadron 237
    • Major Kenton
    • Sam the Cook
    • Dugan
    • Gerrity

Antagonists:

  • Red fighter pilots

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • U.S. Sabrejets
  • Red MiGs

Synopsis for "Sam's Sixth Sense"

In Korea, a fighter squadron's cook seems to have precognitive abilities, and one skeptical martinet gets schooled about it.

Appearing in "Stars of Disaster"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • General Lobo, as Director Marka
  • Berio, Lobo's top executioner

Other Characters:

  • Karlo, actor

Locations:

  • Beldia
    • National Airport
    • National Palace

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Stars of Disaster"

During World War II the Blackhawk Squadron helped to liberate the small mountain nation of Beldia from the tyranny of its dictator, General Lobo, and his top executioner, Berio. Lobo was seen to go over a cliff in his car, but Berio escaped. This intervention prevented Beldia from becoming a satellite slave state.

The Blackhawks return to Beldia, to film a movie about their earlier adventure in that same nation. This movie project turns out to be an elaborate ruse, staged by General Lobo, who had years earlier faked his own death, by sending out a doppelganger in his place in the car. Blackhawk sees thru the scam, and both Berio and Lobo are captured alive.

Appearing in "The Red Raiders"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Kimo, island village police chief

Locations:

  • Japanese Island, between the Korean Peninsula and the Japanese main islands

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "The Red Raiders"

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Notes

  • The Flying Tank Platoon
    • The Blackhawks are dispatched to West Germany by "OSS". Next issue they'll be sent to Jordan by "UN Intelligence".
    • At the end of this story, U.S. troops have captured several Flying Tanks, for study, and the Russians still are able to build more of them.
  • Stars of Disaster
    • Beldia is a country, with mountains, formerly ruled by General Lobo.
    • According to Blackhawk: "Lobo used Hitler as his model, but his cruelties made him even more hated!"
  • Also featured in this issue of Blackhawk was: "Dollars For Doughnuts" (text story).

Trivia

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