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TERRIBLE quality photo, wondering what this helicopter is

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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 12:28 AM
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Again, the photo quality is terrible. I saw a Chinook fly over low and (super) slow a little earlier (which to me seems pretty rare here) so when I heard this guy off in the distance I popped outside hoping to see something interesting. Of course my camera's battery was dead, so I cell phoned it. I don't think it's anything mysterious or crazy, but I've never seen whatever this bugger was. Just interested to know.

ETA Pictures help...


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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 12:40 AM
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it's an AH-64 Apache. Can tell by the shape.

c8.alamy.com...
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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

That would be an Apache.

They don't fly CONUS armed. If I knew the area I could probably tell you what they were doing.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

As the previous posters confirmed, it's an AH-64 Apache. Looks like an AH-64D Longbow with he mast mounted radar and carrying something on the outside wings stores position.




posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 08:26 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

As a non expert, it looks like a refuelling boom, could that be?
But it seems to big, maybe some kind of optical device?



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: verschickter

Not a boom but the main rotor blade as it passes the nose. 100% an apache and as vxn said rare to see them ready to dance like that, nice spot! Where did you spot them, and around what time?
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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: Bfirez

Every time I see them flying over Houston when I go through they have the pods hanging off the wings. Not necessarily anything in them, but they have the Hellfire racks and missile pods.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Gotchya, I've seen a handful around the southeast but never seen one that looked to be combat loaded



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: projectvxn

Lynnwood WA. It didn't look like it was armed, but I don't know what I'm talking about.
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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 11:42 AM
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Thanks everyone!



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: Bfirez

I never saw one in real life, Domo1 is the OP



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

Interesting you should mention the location. I saw the Chinook you mentioned on my way home from work over Bellevue and heard the AH-64 fly over a little later when I got home.
Too bad I wasn't quick enough to get a pic of the Apache though. I literally had my camera in hand and at the front door when a could tell it was too far to get a pic of.

They were probably on their way over or back from the Yakima training range.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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Pretty sure we had one of those parked here at the airport yesterday. I kept thinking "that thing looks intimidating" it did look like the pic but the side things were longer, they looked like missiles but I think they were actually tanks of some sort.


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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 03:07 PM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Domo1

That would be an Apache.

They don't fly CONUS armed. If I knew the area I could probably tell you what they were doing.


Probably just a routine training flight or something.

Might by ferrying somewhere.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Heads up they're heading your way again. Just the Apache.
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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:41 PM
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I seen them flying over the outskirts of Albuquerque once every few weeks. They're usually in formations of 3 or 4 though, all with some sort of long tube sticking out the front. It looks to my untrained eye like a gun of some sort, though I know it's not, so I always do a double take when I see them.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

I'm at the ready.

Edit: They must have stayed to the west of here. I haven't heard them yet and at that distance it should only take about 10 min. to make that trip.
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posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: AdmireTheDistance

If they're Apaches it's the gun. Anything else it's a refueling probe.



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:53 PM
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Completely off topic!

Apologize in advance but, what kind of tree is that?




posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

It's a dogwood tree.




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