UH-60 "Black Hawk"
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks are four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopters used by the US army. The manufacture cost of these attack helicopters is 21 million dollars a unit.
The Bakara Market was the hotspot for Somalian militants in the city of Mogadishu. Dangerous blackmarket weapons like the AK47 and RPG were easily accessible to everyone. The market was only 3 blocks away from the target building, the Olympic Hotel.
The battle of Mogadishu was a pyrrhic victory, also known as a "hollow" victory, for the US, as over 1,000 somalian militants were killed. 18 US soldiers were killed in action, 73 were wounded, and one, pilot Micheal Durant, was captured.
Mohammed Farrah Aidid was later killed on August 2nd of 1996. The following day General William Garrison retired.