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A new Russian helicopter and Eurocopter. The neat and the deadly

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posted on May, 17 2013 @ 11:21 PM

Video at above link.

Eurocopter EC130-T2 looks like a winner; Neat

More missiles (16) and twin barreled 23 mm for the MI-35m with infrared and night vision for nighttime ops; deadly
edit on 17-5-2013 by 727Sky because: title

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 12:16 AM
Your a writer? What do you write? What have you published? Do you earn a living above the average wage from it?

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 12:33 AM
Really you could not even throw in any input about the choppers? yea so the op is a bit lacking in his post, but at least it was on topic.

The eurocopter looks like a flying prius, probably just a recreational vehicle, or light search and rescue at the very most.

The Mi-35 looks to be a new Hind. Probably just catching up to our Apache longbow

Overall, I think they are both great for the purposes they serve.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 12:39 AM

Originally posted by MadMax7
Your a writer? What do you write? What have you published? Do you earn a living above the average wage from it?

What does your question have to do about helicopters?

Many years ago I wrote for Yacht Line, Southern Skies, and once a fairly long article for U.S. Aviator dealing with the Swift Aircraft. Was paid for all except Yacht Line..But I had a full time job with an Airline and just wrote on things that interested me.

Southern Skies was published monthly (dealt with civil aviation matters) which made me write and submit for each cycle. I did that for about 8 months before I ran out of things that I felt like writing about; never was about the money to me.

There are some really good writers at ATS and I do not consider myself one of them. However if you want to write a short story you have to be anointed a writer by ATS staff. That is probably the Writer status you are referring to.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 01:09 AM
reply to post by 727Sky

Who cares if he writes or doesn't write, if he gets paid or does it free? The helicopter is awesome.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 10:57 AM
reply to post by MadMax7

Your a writer? What do you write? What have you published? Do you earn a living above the average wage from it?

There are times when less is better...

Not every OP has to be a short story, it's nice but not always necessary...

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 11:12 AM
Thanks for the defense and kind words. I figured people would be interested in the Helicopters and not what I might add as the video hits the key points. MadMax7 Registered: 24-4-2013 so it might take a while to grind the rough pointy edges off; hope so, for the more the merrier.....Also, hard to convey intent with text for some people if not most..... many typed things are easily misunderstood.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 11:30 AM
Looks like the Eurocopter was a civil helicopter retrofitted for private security and mercenaries.

posted on May, 18 2013 @ 01:55 PM
reply to post by Tuttle

The A-star uses the same type of tail-rotor but is very loud so you have to wonder how they were able to quieten the design down.

Vibration damping as stated in the video would also be something interesting to know how they accomplished. Used to be you just tracked the blades and that got rid of most of the vibration unpleasantness; but I have been away from helicopters for many years so no doubt some things have improved. It was a good looking bird IMO.

posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 11:49 AM
Im not too great a fan of the Eurocopter looks kinda flimsy if you ask me... good as a recon heli but for fire support... and the russian heli you should look at the Kamov KA-50 Chernoya Akula (Black Shark) Not only is it comparable to the mi 35 (Better in fact) its more technological advanced and only needs a single pilot

posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 01:13 PM
Personally, I believe that Russia's Kamov Ka-60 is far superior to the Eurocopter EC130-T2.
It can carry two 80mm 7-shot rocket pods or two machine gun pods. It has a faster cruising speed and room for up to 14 troops.

The Ka-60 has an infrared absorbent coating and a low infrared exhaust in order to reduce the thermal signature. A radar absorbent coating has been used to provide low radar cross section. The helicopter systems and components have redundancy, the duplicated systems being installed on opposite sides of the fuselage.

The rotors are resistant to attack from up to 23mm shells.
And it can lift an external load of over 6000 lbs.

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