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"The Winged Menace": The six white members of the Blackhawk Squadron get impersonated by Communist spies, who thus are able to steal some experimental one-man helicopter-style "aerocycles." En route to East Germany, the spies run out of fuel, land, and radio in for ground troops and air cover. T


Quote1 Freedom for many people is a long way off. As long as there are men who wish to be tyrants our job isn't finished. If we have helped bring peace and freedom to the world we can't quit when our task is only half done. Let's finish our job. Quote2
Blackhawk, on V.J.Day, 1945

Blackhawk #107 is an issue of the series Blackhawk (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1956.

Appearing in "The Winged Menace"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Red Army infantry, armor, and air force

Other Characters:

  • U.S. Army officers and troops

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • USAF Aerocycles (one-man helicoptors)
  • Blackhawk Lockheed F-90Bs
  • USSR MiG fighters, at least eight (five are destroyed)
  • USSR armored cars and tanks (two tanks are disabled)

Synopsis for "The Winged Menace"

The six white members of the Blackhawk Squadron get impersonated by Communist spies, who thus are able to steal some experimental one-man helicopter-style "aerocycles." En route to East Germany, the spies run out of fuel, land, and radio in for ground troops and air cover. The genuine Blackhawk Squadron pursues the spies, and engages the MiGs in West German air space, destroying five. They then land, and duke it out with the spies. Before they can recover the aerocycles, a force of Red Army infantry, armored cars, and tanks arrives, and captures them. They apparently don't capture, destroy, or notice the nearby F-90Bs, parked in a clearing nearby.

The Reds refuel the aerocycles, but then are distracted by a report of an approaching U.S. ground force. At Blackhawk's signal, the team overpowers their skeleton force of guards, and take off in the aerocycles. They attack a column of Red tanks and improvise some unconventional tactics to destroy at least two of them. A large U.S. force soon arrives, and a number of Red soldiers are captured alive, and imprisoned at Olbendorfer Army Base.

Appearing in "Red Helicopter Ambush"

Featured Characters:

  • Sergeant Burt Harte (Single appearance)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Lieutenant Daniels

Locations:

Items:

  • booby trapped safe

Vehicles:

  • USAF freight helicopter

Synopsis for "Red Helicopter Ambush"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Red Timetable of Treachery"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • many Red Agents in the Arab Legion
    • Colonel Ellery

Other Characters:

  • Arab Legion reinforcements

Locations:

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Red Timetable of Treachery"

The Blackhawk Squadron is sent to Jordan by U.N. Intelligence. They encounter many well-armed Red infiltrators in the Arab Legion, and survive multiple fistfights and shoot-outs, but succeed in rooting out the problem.

Appearing in "One Minute Till Doom"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Reds
    • Dr. Kyo (Single appearance)
    • Prof. Tawara (Single appearance)
      • many hench

Locations:

Items:

  • H-bomb

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "One Minute Till Doom"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • Published by Quality Comics, d.b.a. Comic Favorites, Inc.
  • Last issue produced by this publisher. As of the next issue, the series was taken over by DC Comics, retaining the name and numbering.
  • At the end of The Winged Menace, the U.S.Army's experimental Aerocycles are now a battle-proven weapon. The driver steers one by leaning in different directions.
  • Red Timetable of Treachery
    • Blackhawk Squadron are asked to go to Jordan by "U.N. Intelligence."
    • Both Chuck's and Blackhawk's planes are damaged by enemy fire and forced to land.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Blackhawk was:
    • "Origin of the Blackhawks" (text story) (Origin)

Trivia

  • Chop Chop has normal hair with no topknot.



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