posted on Dec, 26 2014 @ 06:47 PM
S^F for taking the time to post the article... It is a normal progression to arm the V-22 with forward facing weapons IMO... The old B and then C
model Huey's from Vietnam evolved into the Cobra and all that followed.. The HUEY M-21 system had 4 M-60 machine guns (2 on each side) hard mounted on
side pillions .... It was primitive to say the least... Sighting was usually done by placing a grease maker "X" on the wind screen where the rounds
impacted... Crude but, necessity is the mother of most inventions..
For some reason using a V-22 gunship for LZ suppression at first glance does not impress me.... However with it's load bearing capacity and the
weapons of today it might work in some sand box war...
I would not want to be flying cover in one against a real adversary with modern weapons.. The Jordain pilot in his F-16 who was recently shot down in
Syria probably thought he would be back to base for supper... So much for thinking ahead and daring plans, no?...
edit on 26-12-2014 by
727Sky because: n