Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Achievements

Kill Box

Kill 20 enemies with the Chopper Gunner in a single run in "Return to Sender."  

Right near the start of "Return to Sender", you get to take control of the machine gun attached to the helicopter above. You'll get 3 gunning runs in this level but this is easily doable in the first one with a bit of luck. Take control of the gun when prompted and just hold down  and never let go.

Just keep aiming for all the red squares scattered about and hopefully once you've finished the first run, the achievement will unlock. If not, just wait for the 2nd or 3rd pass and you should have no trouble getting the remaining kills. Feel free to restart your checkpoint if it doesn't unlock just before or after you've finished.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Expressbishop
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 @ 05:25:28 PM

Comment #2 by 360GameTV
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 05:10:00 AM

Here is my Videoguide.

Comment #3 by badmunky11
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 09:42:45 AM

cant seem to get 20 kills, even on recruit....

Comment #4 by Vixen21882
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 11:23:57 AM

Me neither. Think it has to be done in 1 singular run in the chopper not the full level but not confirmed it as yet as I just keep restartin the checkpoint till I get it.

Comment #5 by Vixen21882
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 11:29:08 AM

This has to be done on 1 sweep in the chopper not just a cumulative total of the level :(

Comment #6 by Face275
Friday, November 11, 2011 @ 03:47:28 PM

This one gave me all kinds of grief. What ended up working for me was running back to the storage container just inside of the gate you broke through. The rest of the team won't advance too far from you and it makes it easier to target the enemy. Don't kill any except through the chopper. If you get the bullets too close to the friendlies the straffing run ends.

Comment #7 by weve33
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 05:49:47 AM

Did it first time by following #2 video.

I have followed all his videos and they work superbly! Thanks!!

Comment #8 by weve33
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 05:51:10 AM

Did it first time by following #2 video.

I have followed all his videos and they work superbly! Thanks!!

Comment #9 by DaltynClark
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 12:11:26 PM

#2 video is great, use it.

now i have to find the intel while playing on veteran, do spec ops and survival. anyone want to work on spec ops/ survival with me, hit me up, gamertag is chariesheen

Comment #10 by IAMTROPHY
Saturday, November 12, 2011 @ 03:45:03 PM

YES #2 video worked GREAT! :) #gaymer

Comment #11 by irritatie
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 03:41:31 AM

Did it just after the third checkpoint. Lots of guys on the ground there.

Comment #12 by jdarby86
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 04:20:25 AM

I have created an account just to say how helpful #2's video was for unlocking this achievement - running over to that crate seemed to have more enemies spawn for the chopper run; didn't even need to kill all of them before achievement popped up.

Thanks again!

Comment #13 by RoDerv
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 08:06:05 AM

i was trying the first 2 videos for ages , could not get it. not sure what i was doing wrong..

i tried staying in the position that this video suggests and it worked 1st time

the chopper seems to come in at a different angle giving you more chance to kill
it might be useful for others having trouble

Comment #14 by Brasco53
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 03:24:22 PM

Here is a good vid!!

Comment #15 by theendofheartache
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 04:05:42 PM

Props to the creator of the video in #13 - numerous attempts trying to replicate the other videos, but the guy mentions that the run gets broken with the RPG/mortar shooters on the roof and by the first cluster at the front, focused on those two areas and got it first time.

Comment #16 by mogs2001
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 02:45:38 AM

did it by accident.
well im 20G Richer

Comment #17 by Wazzy
Monday, November 14, 2011 @ 10:23:54 AM

i was lucky and got this first go i was on veteran and it just popped up

Comment #18 by walkingtiger
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 02:55:57 AM

tried maybe 20 times, but for now it isn't worth it.

Comment #19 by NVIDIAGAMER17
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 01:59:45 PM

Video #2 works perfectly, first try. Thanks a lot.

Comment #20 by wariowarrior
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 10:42:09 AM

Tried a few times then used #2's video and did it first time

Comment #21 by Spiider
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:50:28 AM

Tried several times but wouldn't unlock. So I took everybody's advice and
watched the #2 video. Got it first try. Thank you!

Comment #22 by pavuk94
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 08:00:24 PM

Did it first try thanks #2

Comment #23 by MM2313
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 10:21:55 PM

Took three tries on Recruit, but it's done. Basically, the moment you get air support and can use it the first time, immediately hit left on the control pad and it will put up the tablet screen. Then hold down the right trigger and let it rip on the red square targets. Kill them really fast before it is used up; I managed to get twenty guys killed before my time was up with it. Didn't happen the way I wanted it the first two times, but the third time was the charm! Very easy!

Comment #24 by Private Panic
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 07:50:24 AM

Horrible achievement, must've tried this 30 times now - forget it - almost as bad a Mile high in MW1

Comment #25 by TemplarKnight
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 03:23:53 PM

All right, this one is a LOT easier than everyone is making it out to be. DONT follow the videos! All you have to do is run to the left side of the ramp just after you pull into the compound (where the crane and the Dragunov sniper rifle are). Make sure not to kill anyone while you advance down the ramp and under the docks. Hold your fire and run thru the ship and under the concrete porch of the building straight ahead. Now, this is the hardest part: jump over the wall at the end of the porch and run up the ramp that's directly to your left, which will lead thru a room and out the back of it to the docks. Crouch down by the forklift and start shooting. Now, all that running and bullet saving you did is about to pay off, because there is one FU&K load of bad guys for you to rape with your c

Comment #26 by FLASH BEATEZ
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 05:14:23 AM

This took a couple of attempts, but here are a few tips that I think really help:

1. Avoid killing any enemies with your gun. When you get out of vehicle, run to the position shown in Post #13 - Next to the Dragunov gun. No need to pick it up for achievement.

2. Go prone (lie down on your belly).

3. *This is important*. Through experimenting, I believe that the direction (North/South/East/West) you are facing when you open the gunner console (right D-pad) is the direction the chopper gun camera will be facing when you start shooting.

4. The best orientation when lying down behind the Dragunov is to face approximately North-West (there is a blue cable reel to right of wooden board holding Dragunov). Then angle 45 degrees down facing into the ground. Be in position ready for pro

Comment #27 by FLASH BEATEZ
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 05:23:43 AM

...chopped off the end of my post.

Be in position ready for prompt to open chopper gunner console. When you open it you should be facing the main group. Open fire ASAP as ready. Focus on main group then go to groups of 2/3.

Took me a few attempts but got there. Worked on Recruit.

Comment #28 by cmwhtienak
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 01:29:06 AM

Took me about 10 tries, but I got it! The only thing I did differently, was when laying prone, next to the Dragunov, I laid facing west. Got it first try! Thanks everyone to these great tips!

Comment #29 by MEH boi 616
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 @ 03:15:56 AM

This is my lat campaign achievement! WOOT!

Comment #30 by MilitaryTed1979
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 07:08:35 AM

If you're still having trouble with this using either video 2 or 13 but struggle to catch up try to increase your stick sensitivity via options.
5 did it for me and then the may be some trial and error.. good luck!

Comment #31 by d3v1Ld0g1337
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 07:21:40 PM

#2 ftw!

Comment #32 by Paultaitstshirt
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 07:31:18 AM

#25.... kudos! worked first time after many attempts at the other methods on here.

Cheers man

Comment #33 by borgpicard
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 02:16:48 PM

tantrum after tantrum, watch #2 video, did it first time

thank you

Comment #34 by borgpicard
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 @ 02:32:38 PM

tantrum after tantrum, watch #2 video, did it first time

thank you

Comment #35 by oragomy
Thursday, December 01, 2011 @ 08:01:32 PM

I try the videos several times, then followed comment 26 and 28, and got the achievement the first try. Thanks for the tips.

Comment #36 by ma717mgte
Sunday, December 04, 2011 @ 08:20:30 PM

Video #2, on the 3rd run got it.. is still kinda tuff

Comment #37 by Flameboydan
Monday, December 05, 2011 @ 02:17:27 PM

Followed #25 and got it first try, couldn’t get it with the other methods. You need to be recruit to make the run all the way though.

Comment #38 by Miasmanov
Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 10:59:33 AM

After > 30 attempts to get this one, I followed this video guide.
Got this achievement on the 1st run. Give it a try, if you don't get along with the other video guides posted. (sorry guys, it didn't work for me)

Comment #39 by Le Parkerr
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 @ 07:54:56 AM

I got it on my first try,playing on normal,in the first chopper run.

Comment #40 by XxMayhemxX
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 02:34:23 AM

Video #2 is my hero... Seems the first chopper run is the easiest to do it.. most on the ground and outside of buildings.. also seems the chopper hangs our for an extra second or so.

Comment #41 by The Taymanator
Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 04:42:42 AM

Thanks for the help! #2 did the trick, and on Veteren, even! :D

Comment #42 by DAVID KNIFFIN
Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 10:59:15 AM

I'm playing on Veteran and I'm trying every video's method and this shit is not working! I seriously run out of red boxes to hit and I still can't get 20! I have no idea what I'm doing wrong.

Comment #43 by DAVID KNIFFIN
Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 11:02:08 AM

Just got it! I seriously have no idea what I did differently, but who cares!

Comment #44 by ebin
Monday, December 26, 2011 @ 03:07:29 PM

thanks #25. once i figured out exactly where he was saying to go i got it on my first try.

Comment #45 by jacksherrod
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 10:51:35 PM

This was so easy! You don't even need a video guide! I just concentrated my fire on a cluster of enemies, then moved to another. VERY simple! No guide necessary, I did this not even knowing it was an achievement.

Comment #46 by Entity
Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 03:57:37 PM

Comment number 25 was much more helpful than the videos. I am not saying the videos are bad, just I am not skilled enough to replicate them. What I did was run to the building like he said, and there were pillars there. And Soap followed me there too, and I got a checkpoint. Because the chopper gunner was already active, I used it, failed, reloaded checkpoint, and got the achievement.

Comment #47 by GhDevChadS
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 06:18:12 PM

Dont kill enemies from the start. Prone back the jeep. And when the chopper comes Its up to you. I've got it on my 3, 4th try

Comment #48 by Nemesis UK
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 06:24:16 AM

Had already done this one but #2 video is worth watching for any that are having problems.

Comment #49 by joshcb7
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 07:33:17 PM

My chopper fly's the other way....compared to #2 video post but i didnt get it until i went prone by the blue rope facing north west like #26 said.I think thats better than the crate in#2

Comment #50 by joshcb7
Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 07:35:25 PM

My chopper fly's the other way....compared to #2 video post but i didnt get it until i went prone by the blue rope facing north west like #26 said.I think thats better than the crate in#2

Comment #51 by Mr DuNnE 187
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 07:43:04 PM

#13 worked for me thanks!

Comment #52 by Byousoku
Saturday, January 07, 2012 @ 01:28:38 PM

#25's tactic worked for me, just ran to big broken boat and a lot of enemies spawned.

Comment #53 by Skynet Drone
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 05:33:02 PM

#24 lol well said.

Comment #54 by RMB7884
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 @ 12:08:48 PM

#25 Works...This worked for me, basically run to the left side as the mission starts on recruit and hide in the "broken boat" Price will say something about technicals and that you need to take them out. When Nikoli says he is in position for his first run just aim for the technicals on the ground and mortar locations on the roof then mop us near the docks. Then you will get your Kill Box achievement.

Comment #55 by TerrorfirmerIE
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 09:17:29 AM

#25 works a charm, thanks. Was tearing my hair out. In fact, I failed because of friendly fire, but my holding down the trigger even as the screen faded, it still counted. Got it first time using that method.

Comment #56 by Stodds13
Sunday, March 25, 2012 @ 09:24:30 PM

#25's post was by far the easiest. I tried a lot of different ways and videos. This way worked first time. Just put it on recruit and run past everything. There will be a TON of enemies. I didn't even shoot that well on this try and I got it no problem.

Comment #57 by CarbonDRFT
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 @ 03:38:49 AM

Video guide for it:

Comment #58 by ghostintheflesh
Friday, May 04, 2012 @ 02:34:23 PM

#25 1st try. #GoodLooks

Comment #59 by Tripper511
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:13:11 AM

I can also confirm video #2 is good. Did it on my second try. If you don't get it just restart to last check point and it will spawn you right when you have to run into the container with the Dragunov.

Comment #60 by LuKeY PooKeY95
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 04:02:06 AM

I got this on my second attempt on Veteran difficulty. There are explosives on the ground. Just shoot and go lucky

Comment #61 by scktwrnch
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 12:59:02 PM

#2 first try

Comment #62 by MrKilljoy187x
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 05:51:47 PM

#25 Thanks Worked 2nd try

Comment #63 by Bklyn72
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 @ 10:17:28 AM

#28 Worked for Me Thanks!!

Comment #64 by B00uW4ore692
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 11:43:08 AM

#13 Saved the day. First try. Thanks so much!

Comment #65 by Sock828
Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 09:44:50 PM

Finally got this after like the 15th try....sort of combined #2 and #26 went to the crate in #2 but then faced in directly between N and W on the map looking at the side of the grate to the left of the dragonov...this seemed to give me a little more round about route with the gunner with a couple extra seconds to pick off some stragglers

Comment #66 by Gilbert Prime
Sunday, March 06, 2016 @ 01:16:04 AM

Ugh. Not only is this achievement tricky under ideal circumstances but my strafing runs average between 6 and 8 seconds before dropping back into normal mode. Every tenth attempt or so runs for about 11 seconds. Can I do anything to consistently get a longer run like concentrate on rooftop RPG guys? My experience is absolutely not like those shown in the videos.

Comment #67 by Gilbert Prime
Monday, March 14, 2016 @ 11:09:39 PM

I finally got this one when, after a couple dozen attempts, the game finally gave me a session with strafing runs of sufficient length. I think it was random because I didn't do anything differently from my previous tries.

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