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An Israel Defense Forces officer, serving as a combat pilot, was killed and three soldiers were wounded Thursday night as two Apache (Cobra) combat helicopters on their way to Lebanon to assist IDF forces operating against Hizbullah terrorists near Avivim collided and then crashed in the Ramot Naftali area, near the Koach Junction south of Kiryat Shmona. Rescue forces were mobilized to the scene.
The people of the maintenance department work 12-hour shifts. According to Gatrell, a lot of man hours are put into making the Apaches operational.
“The sand here is a real fine, powdery type sand,” he said. “It gets into the circuitry and the engines and can cause a lot problems.”
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... to an urgent requirement to evaluate the effects of sand and dust on the CRV7 lightweight rocket launchers fitted to the Apache attack helicopter, ...
Originally posted by Slap Nuts
1. Are Apache's and Cobra's the same? I didn't think so, but they do.
2. What is your opinion on the spin factor? What are the odds of Hizbolla hitting two Apaches?