posted on Feb, 1 2005 @ 03:31 AM
Why the bitterness?
Dr Funk, why does it stink? the S-92 is relatively unproven while the EH101 has a long safety record to point at. I'm not saying there's anything
wrong with the S-92 but, if you are talking about a presidential transport, proven reliability must be a big factor. The EH101 is also one of the
greatest choppers around today, an extremely impressive beast.
Also Shadow XIX, I think that the Comanche used quite a bit of advanced technology developed by Westland in the UK, mainly BERP blade technology which
I know was licensed to Sikorsky, they also independantly designed and produced the Lynx, one of the most successful helicopters in the world and for
many years the world helicopter spped record holder so you spiteful dig was inaccurate and unwarranted.
edit for indignation; Come to think of it we buy your F-35, C-17, C-130J, et al WHY can't the USA be allowed to buy one damn helicopter off us
without you all going ape about it?
rant over, sorry for any offence caused but it needed to be said.
[edit on 1-2-2005 by waynos]