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Originally posted by GiantKilr
Also, when did the US military adopt the Nazi style helment? I thought it was late '80's early '90's?
Although the contour of the PASGT is frequently compared to the NAZI helmet, it was not deliberately modeled after the M-35. The slight similarity in contour is the result of the fact that the Germans and Natick used the same methods to determine the contour. Both relied on wound probabilities, equipment interaction studies, and the anthropometric data to establish the shape. The people at Natick do not like to hear their helmet compared to the German M-35. US helmet designers are very sensitive about this because one of the best steel helmet designs ever, the Slade #5, was rejected during WW I for looking too much like a German M-16.
The PASGT Helmet was developed in 1975 and replaced the steel M1 Helmet in US service during the 1980s and first saw use in combat in 1983 during Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
Originally posted by Skyfloating
My vote goes more for "pre-sensing" or "artistic precognition" than conspiracy.
What do you think of the idea of the Logos using synchronistic messaging?
Originally posted by ManWithGrace89
anyone notice the V-22 Osprey in the center? kinda strange... full scale developent on it didnt even begin until 1986... sure it was on paper before then, but was it open information before '86? anyone know more about this?
I just looked around a bit and found a page that says it was declassified in 1988... same year the first prototype came out
[edit on 23-1-2009 by ManWithGrace89]
The Department of Defense began the Joint-service Vertical take-off/landing Experimental (JVX) aircraft program in 1981, first under U.S. Army leadership, then the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps later took the lead. The JVX combined requirements from the Marine Corps, Air Force, Army and Navy. A request for proposals (RFP) was issued in December 1982 for JVX preliminary design work. Interest in the program was expressed by Aérospatiale, Bell Helicopter, Boeing Vertol, Grumman, Lockheed, and Westland. The DoD pushed for contractors to form teams. Bell partnered with Boeing Vertol. The Bell Boeing team submitted a proposal for a enlarged version of the Bell XV-15 prototype on 17 February 1983. This was the only proposal received.
The JVX aircraft was designated "V-22 Osprey" on 15 January 1985. The USMC variant received the MV-22 designation and the Air Force variant received CV-22. This was reversed from normal procedure to prevent Marine Ospreys from having similar designations as aircraft carriers (CV). Full-scale development of the V-22 tilt-rotor aircraft began in 1986. The first V-22 was rolled out in May 1988. That same year the Army left the program citing a need to focus its budget on more immediate aviation programs