AIRWOLF - 80s TV Series
By Mark Nobes
Airwolf was an American military action TV show which originally aired from 1984 until 1987, but was also broadcast in the UK. It followed the exploits of a high-tech military helicopter (a Bell 222 which was code-named Airwolf), piloted by Stringfellow "String" Hawke, who was played by Jan Michael-Vincent, and his close friend and flight engineer Dominic Santini, played by Ernest Borgnine, who is also the proprietor of Santini Air.
The title music was actually orchestral in series one and for the first part of the second series, before becoming synthesizer-based as in the video above - this has to be one of the best synth tunes of the 80s, and it was composed by Sylvester Levay.
In series Two and Three we saw the addition of Caitlin O'Shannessy, who was played by Jean Bruce Scott, as the producers wanted another female character, and some of the original cast became semi-regular.
What Type of Helicopter was used in Airwolf?
List of Weapons
AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missiles
AIM-9 heat-seeking air to air sidewinder missiles
AGM-12 Bullpup air-to-ground missiles
AIM-095 air-to-air missiles
AGM-95 Agile air-to-air missles
AGM-45 Nuclear Shrive anti-radiation missiles
Paveway laser-guided bombs
AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-air surface missiles (from second season)
M712 Copperhead cannon-launched guided projectiles x 6 (from second season)
FIM-43 Redeye man-portable surface-to-air missiles x 12 (from second season)
Hughes Aim-4 Falcon guided air-to-air missiles x 4 (from second season)
Wing Guns: 30mm auto-cannon x 2 and .50 bmg chain guns x 4 firing around 40 rounds per second,