It was a secretly developed stealth helicopter, probably a highly modified version of an H-60 Blackhawk. Photos published in the Daily Mail and on the Secret Projects board show that the helicopter's tail features stealth-configured shapes on the boom and tip fairings, swept stabilizers and a "dishpan" cover over a non-standard five-or-six-blade tail rotor. It has a silver-loaded infra-red suppression finish similar to that seen on some V-22s
Originally posted by Fiberx
I was thinking about this last night. We have seen the chopper that broke down. Clearly a blackhawk, not stealthy.
To fly 120 miles through "hostile" airspace (30-40 mins at best speed) without being detected until the bullets start flying and then to get out without the foreign forces locating you once they are scrambled is astounding though.
I could only dream up one idea that would fit the story that Pakistan was not informed until the team was out of country.
Perhaps the lack of buzz about new American stealth is due to a newer style of radar defeating technology. Perhaps we have developed a system that transmits a "nothing" signal, effectively cancelling the radar waves before they bounce off the craft.
Anything else is is either in violation of observed evidence or would have tipped of Pakistan to the presence of a foreign force.
I'll be interested to hear the debates about this in the coming months and years.
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
reply to post by roguetechie
That's not the fuselage - it's just the final section of the tail boom with the tail rotor at the bottom left.