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CCP 70th Anniversary Parade

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posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

It would have been more impressive if those autogyros did some flyovers and formation aerobatics.

On the backs of trucks, they look more like something you'd deposit coins into for your kids to ride.




posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 01:27 AM
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originally posted by: hawkguy
a reply to: RadioRobert

Except any kinetic counter UAV system is going to be even more effective against a larger, squishier gyrocopter.

I would be confident taking on a slow moving autogyro with an M240, moreso than I would a Raven orbiting overhead.


It's not going to be highly survivable, but it's (probably, almost certainly) not intended to orbit around town and target designate or anything. They're going to fly them around like a flying jeep to have eye balls on your flanks and ahead of columns. You use it to find the bad guys. You don't hang around afterwards.

UAV's have a very narrow field of vision. Two pairs if eyeballs cover a lot of ground compared to a seeker ball. UAV's also can't smell a campfire, or hear a mortar firing, etc And lives and autogyros are both cheap in China. No need for a large, expensive UAV tied to a ground unit for that purpose. You can also run messages and orders between ground forces when the radio bandwidth is all being jammed and your lines for field phones have been cut by artillery, etc

You can definitely hit aircraft with small arms fire, but it's not easy for a single guy with a LMG. The trick is to coordinate continuous fire from multiple sources of small arms fire into a relatively small block of sky and let the aircraft fly into it. A single guy with the LMG has to lead a target moving in three dimensional space that he doesn't have the speed or distance for. It would certainly still be vulnerable to small arms, but that's true of helicopters, motorcycles, and light scout vehicles as well. True of almost aircraft at low altitude, really.



posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 01:29 AM
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On the backs of trucks, they look more like something you'd deposit coins into for your kids to ride.


Hard to argue with that! Haha



posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Using them as runners is a viable possibility, Jane's had an article the other day about China's new emphasis on mountain warfare, they could be very useful for acting as relays/repeaters in an environment that is notoriously radio unfriendly.

It could also be used to do minor resupplies of isolated COPs.

It has its uses, but I don't see why those roles couldn't be filled by other, smaller platforms



posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 11:57 PM
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Smaller platforms that are immune to the enemy taking away broad swaths of EM bands and/or an EMP? Probably not.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Most military hardware is hardened enough against EMP to the point that I don't think it's a major concern, one way or another.

Do we know if these are jump-start capable autogyros? Because if not that would limit their landing/takeoff spaces considerably



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