The Bundeswehr has produced a nice video of its Tiger combat helicopters practicing taking off for a mission within 30 minutes after the alarm has sounded. The last minute of the video shows two Tigers taking off from Mazar-e-Sharif 25 minutes after the alarm and landing a few minutes later.
The helicopters are covering the German withdrawal of its contingent of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
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