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Originally posted by mattifikationFirst of all, I just can't wait to see them Photoshop this new helicopter taking flight. I wonder if they'll use the identical rocket plume again but make it look like it's coming from the helo's exhaust?
Second, what's the strategic function of something like that?
Against American and Israeli anti-aircraft systems, a first generation helicopter is going to be shredded to pieces.
Nobody else really poses a threat to Iran.
I can see maybe having a few of those on hand for border patrol against militants trying to come in from Afghanistan or Iraq, but can that thing even stand up to their firepower?
Originally posted by MegaCurious
reply to post by JanusFIN
Unfortunately, here in America (Cleveland, OH), when I have security guards chasing me down the street with guns and the intent to kill, I don't have one of these things to defend myself with. These folks harass black americans in Cleveland for no reason, so I know what it's like to be on your guard every minute even though you haven't done anything wrong, knowing that your next step could be your last. Those poor Iranians have my sympathy without a doubt.
I say they have the right to build a nuclear reactor whenever they feel like it.
Originally posted by JmurmanLooks like a dressed up version of the Bell civilian helo.
Iran dresses up some old technology, like the F-5 which they added a V twin tail and they still try to cobble together F-14's.
I would give them about an hour...then their entire air force would be toast.
Originally posted by CreeWolfIt is SOOO CUTE!!!
Seriously! I think the Huey Cobras we flew late in the Vietnam War were more advanced than this flying can of Spam.
Iran is big on exaggerating its "home-built military industry".
I suspect major damage would be inflicted by an American-made paint ball gun.
Originally posted by SLAYER69It probably crashes to.
What more do you want?