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Originally posted by OzChris
apparently the Australian government thinks the blackhawks are obsolete...
... for the eventual retirement of the Army Blackhawk fleet.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
5 bladed? Like the H-53?
Thank God for Igor Sikorsky.
Of course, his brother elected to stay in Mother Russia, and Russia benefited for that.
Anyone can glide a fixed wing, but it takes a real man to pilot an helicopter. Right, Fulcrum?
Originally posted by Netchicken
I gather from "Blackhawk Down" that they are vulnerable in the tail area having their rear props blown off.
Surely they could put a cage like structure around the tail to deflect the fire?
Being vulnerable to grenade launchers at $100 each is an expensive way to lose some high tech machinery.
Maybe not being such "sitting ducks" as platfoms would help as well?
I read somewhee that they were making "tailless helicopters" now, I think.