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Originally posted by vorazechul
Zzub your signature....that aint a picture of you, or is it
Originally posted by Zzub
Forgive my lack of knowlege about military helicopters and the change of subject slightly, but they do seem awfully easy to shoot down, regardless of which one they are and what weapons they carry.
If you would favor me a few moments of your time, might I ask this of you: Don't modern helicopters have any anti-missile systems like a modern fighter plane does? Would this be useless on a helicopter? Why are so many helicopters being lost in Iraq, are they just sitting ducks at low altitudes?
Thanks in advance for any answer to this, it's been on my mind for a while and probably seems like the strupidest question possible.
Originally posted by Seekerof
Would this not also encompass any nation working on advanced attack helicopter designs, etc. or we just directing this at just the US military?
WIth the advancements being continually made to MANPADS, etc., it almost seems that helicopters and aircraft are going the way of dinosaurs wouldn't they?
Originally posted by Zzub
sweatmonicaIdo, thank you for the reply. It's pretty much what I had guessed, they are vunerable by nature. I can't see how anything could ever replace a helicopter, though.
Originally posted by fingerprint
It seems like every day I'm hearing another Blackhawk down story on the news. Are these helos really fault prone or is it pilot error? I don't see how so many of these are crashing all the time.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Sweat, newsflash for you: Pilots continuosly poormouth the rides of other jockeys.
The Longbow is definately not a waste of money and is an important part of the intergrated battlefield system. Certainly the additional avionics make the helicopter heavier, the 701c engines are capable enough for the task.
Originally posted by Gazrok
They're not called "Crash Hawks" for nothing! (Though TC is gonna rip me a new one for that, hehe.... )
Actually, seems there are some things coming down the pipe (VTOL craft), that will make most choppers obsolete....
I'd love to hear TC's answer to this thread though, as this is really his area of expertise if I remember correctly...
Originally posted by magestica
Battle wounds all over their mechanical bodies...but they forever prevail..they'll never become obsolete. They can go where no plane can, they can silence and hover. Some choppers have been around for so many years with little upgrades and fine tunings and they still remain top of the line..amazing