A very cool photo of a SOG recon team after being extracted under fire by use of ladders. The metal ladders rolled up into a holder on the side of a helicopter and used when a LZ wasn’t large enough to land. The recon men would run to it, and snap his gear to it. No doubt less scary than dangling under a chopper on “strings” or the STABO rig.
Below is a Covey FAC with a pair of jets used to aid in extracting a SOG team being threatened.