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Title: Helicopters!
Post by: mirth on September 04, 2018, 03:46:02 PM
https://twitter.com/Rotarywings1/status/1037028668877496320 (https://twitter.com/Rotarywings1/status/1037028668877496320)
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Post by: mirth on September 04, 2018, 03:48:50 PM
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Three Marine Corps one-man helicopters demonstrate their stability and hovering capabilities during tactical evaluations of the aircraft at Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, Virginia, called the YRON-1. January, 1960.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3858/15174262229_ec59019956_o.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 05, 2018, 11:50:14 AM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40773114_2153566338265393_600541564485238784_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=119007cabf9cd4bb3ed7d402df2a540b&oe=5C340751)
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Post by: mirth on September 06, 2018, 12:56:11 PM
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Chinese soldiers conducting air assault exercise with Z-8 helicopters

(https://i.imgur.com/QfWnlv8.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 12, 2018, 10:24:57 AM
https://twitter.com/Aviationdailyy/status/1039880669185368064
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Post by: mirth on September 12, 2018, 10:35:32 AM


https://theaviationist.com/?p=60281
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 03:10:29 PM
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Airbus H225M with 7.62mm door gunner

(https://i.redd.it/8cdni9nqy8m11.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on September 15, 2018, 03:22:43 PM
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 15, 2018, 03:42:18 PM
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Post by: mirth on September 18, 2018, 01:20:25 PM
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Sea Lynx Helicopters on the Mersey estuary against the Liverpool skyline


(https://i.redd.it/gxks8bx64vm11.png)
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2018, 09:30:11 AM
https://twitter.com/Rotarywings1/status/1043778685902483456
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2018, 01:11:10 PM
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South African Air Force 500 Squadron Rapid Reaction Task Force


(https://i.redd.it/ja53al6t5nn11.jpg)
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Post by: ojsdad on September 24, 2018, 05:32:33 PM
https://twitter.com/defense_news/status/1044336199605899266
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Post by: mirth on September 26, 2018, 12:05:03 PM
https://twitter.com/HMNBPortsmouth/status/1044980518549434369
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 10:05:51 AM
https://twitter.com/Aviation_Intel/status/1045144177799913472
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Post by: mirth on October 06, 2018, 06:42:20 PM
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Danish EH101 together with American V-22 Osprey during exercise Night Hawk over Denmark 28 September 2018


(https://i.redd.it/a10p97ut4lq11.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 06, 2018, 06:47:41 PM
I must really be old because Ospreys still look like scifi aircraft to me.
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Post by: mirth on October 06, 2018, 06:57:19 PM
I must really be old because Ospreys still look like scifi aircraft to me.

May also be that they are in just about every sci-fi type movie made these days.
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Post by: mirth on October 09, 2018, 09:56:33 AM
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Mi-24 Hind attack helicopters fly over a Soviet convoy in occupied Afghanistan


(https://i.redd.it/z74z4kgkp2r11.png)
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Post by: mirth on October 09, 2018, 03:32:12 PM
https://twitter.com/Rotarywings1/status/1049743970090315776
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Post by: bob48 on October 09, 2018, 03:38:28 PM
There used to be a really good free-ware model of that for FSX (and maybe still is) was fun to fly.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: mirth on October 20, 2018, 04:48:15 PM
https://twitter.com/Rotarywings1/status/992281756177854466
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2018, 12:36:39 PM
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AH-1 Cobra during Exercise Brave Shield XIX, March 1979


(https://i.redd.it/7eoln5vs29w11.jpg)
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: mirth on November 13, 2018, 08:35:36 AM
https://twitter.com/benFranklin2018/status/1062333794827542529
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Post by: mirth on November 14, 2018, 01:17:19 PM
https://twitter.com/Rotarywings1/status/1062768803082371074
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Post by: MIGs on November 15, 2018, 01:37:36 PM
I betcha some of those water bomber types are real kick-ass pilots !
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Post by: bob48 on November 15, 2018, 01:50:34 PM
We had 3 Merlin's fly over today :-)
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Post by: MIGs on November 15, 2018, 02:52:13 PM
Kewl - I think the Merlin name is so much cooler than Cormorant! Just sounds so much jazzier !
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Post by: MIGs on December 03, 2018, 11:58:52 AM
https://www.defensenews.com/digital-show-dailies/japan-aerospace/2018/11/29/japan-sets-naval-friendly-requirement-in-search-to-replace-ah-1s-cobra-fleet/

Too bad the Comache program got cut - a naval version would look really cool!
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Post by: mirth on December 03, 2018, 12:10:56 PM
https://twitter.com/ErinOTooleMP/status/1068976743187341312
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Post by: mirth on December 27, 2018, 02:13:02 AM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25668/heres-our-first-look-at-sikorsky-and-boeings-defiant-compound-helicopter-prototype
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Post by: mirth on December 27, 2018, 10:51:05 AM
https://twitter.com/Rotarywings1/status/1078195448425402369
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Post by: mirth on January 04, 2019, 06:05:55 AM
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Experimental H-21 Shawnee gunship fitted with a WWII-era B-29 Superfortress turret, 1957


(https://i.redd.it/wbfokpr6y1821.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2019, 11:13:46 AM
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/pentagon-forced-afghanistan-take-inferior-helicopters-43297
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2019, 11:28:04 AM
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/pentagon-forced-afghanistan-take-inferior-helicopters-43297 (https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/pentagon-forced-afghanistan-take-inferior-helicopters-43297)


I know people that were involved in those deals.  That article fails to fully encapsulate the shitshow that was the helicopter deal
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Post by: mirth on February 27, 2019, 10:29:39 PM
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A right side view of six RH-53D Sea Stallion helicopters in flight, just after lifting off the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). The helicopters are taking part in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran.  Date - 24/04/1980


(https://i.redd.it/6sxlc6ql38j21.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 28, 2019, 06:49:53 AM
F-14s  :'(
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 28, 2019, 06:59:47 AM
The helicopters are taking part in Operation Evening Light, a rescue mission to Iran.  Date - 24/04/1980
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Not just 'any' rescue operation:  https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/eagle_claw.htm

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Post by: Sir Slash on February 28, 2019, 11:26:29 AM
That's the mission that got Smilin' Jimmy sent back to Georgia to farm peanuts.  :Loser:
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Post by: mirth on March 14, 2019, 06:03:55 PM
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A Royal Navy Lynx inspects a Kresta II.


(https://i.redd.it/g3u5jr50u4m21.jpg)
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 14, 2019, 07:41:30 PM
That's a Proctology-close inspection.  :o
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 01:23:16 PM
https://twitter.com/3rdCAB/status/1108760231813791745
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Post by: mirth on March 27, 2019, 04:25:20 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27170/army-to-replace-nearly-half-of-its-apache-gunships-with-future-high-speed-scout-helo
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 27, 2019, 07:33:25 PM
A scout helo with friggin' laser beams?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 27, 2019, 07:35:51 PM


Nice helicopter
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 27, 2019, 07:49:36 PM

Nice helicopter

Nice scenery overflown by it.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 28, 2019, 07:46:55 AM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27170/army-to-replace-nearly-half-of-its-apache-gunships-with-future-high-speed-scout-helo (https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27170/army-to-replace-nearly-half-of-its-apache-gunships-with-future-high-speed-scout-helo)


wasn't that the RAH-66 Comanche?
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Post by: mirth on March 31, 2019, 08:36:04 PM
https://twitter.com/Rotarywings1/status/1111936113483104258
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 31, 2019, 11:44:57 PM
That'll be seen in some Holywood movies real soon I bet.
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Post by: mirth on April 17, 2019, 12:36:35 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27515/new-md-explorer-gunship-features-internal-tubes-for-launching-guided-munitions-and-drones
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Post by: Sir Slash on April 17, 2019, 03:09:34 PM
Cool!
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 17, 2019, 03:39:56 PM
Airwolf!

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Post by: BanzaiCat on April 18, 2019, 04:40:45 PM
(https://media.tenor.com/images/9eec1ce9010d419010b5675a6434e50e/tenor.gif)
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Post by: mirth on April 26, 2019, 12:25:26 PM
(https://i.redd.it/pxsae2b2i0o21.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 26, 2019, 12:29:57 PM
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Aboard USS Missouri (BB-63). A Sikorsky HO3S-1 helicopter landing on the forward 16-inch gun turret, during the 1948 Midshipmen's cruise, 13 September 1948.



(https://i.redd.it/2aj3oqmshad21.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 26, 2019, 12:31:29 PM
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Chinooks celebrate the 100th anniversaries of 18(B) and 27 Squadron from RAF Odiham and 28 Squadron from RAF Benson.


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8369/29243129234_b671a9014a_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 26, 2019, 12:33:59 PM
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UD- 3 Boeing Vertol and Grumman Aerospace entry for AAH back in the late 1970s (competition was won by the Apache)


(https://i.redd.it/l1j2o3uske521.png)


(http://www.hitechweb.genezis.eu/helicopters3.files/image008.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 26, 2019, 06:38:36 PM
(https://i.redd.it/l1j2o3uske521.png)


"I'm meltinggg!!!"

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Post by: mirth on May 08, 2019, 10:43:37 AM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27884/usmcs-ch-53k-king-stallions-woes-have-put-it-in-a-duel-with-the-ch-47-chinook
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Post by: mirth on May 14, 2019, 12:22:24 PM
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AH-1W Super Cobra and UH-1Y Huey fly off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii


(https://i.redd.it/w4n80vtra6y21.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 15, 2019, 10:39:49 AM
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Two AW129 'Mangusta' attack helicopters and an EH 101 helicopter in flight with the aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi (C 551) in the background


(https://i.redd.it/k6ztply9edy21.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 15, 2019, 07:16:14 PM
https://twitter.com/thewarzonewire/status/1128799265122205696
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Post by: mirth on May 21, 2019, 01:57:25 PM
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An Australian Army Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter lands on HMAS Canberra's flight deck during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019


(https://i.redd.it/biyyramh6lz21.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 07, 2019, 06:50:26 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2019/06/daily-afternoon-randomness-49-photos-23-3.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: mirth on June 09, 2019, 09:20:41 AM
https://twitter.com/kadonkey/status/1137470832278740992
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Post by: mirth on July 12, 2019, 12:24:46 PM
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Mi-24 Hind's, Mi-28 Havoc's and Mi-26 Halo



(https://i.redd.it/fod2fbqqeu931.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 26, 2019, 12:11:01 PM
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Mi-24K Kuryer,  protoype high-speed version of the Hind


(https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/bmpd/38024980/2607850/2607850_original.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 26, 2019, 06:09:20 PM
^The 70's just called to say Bell wants its cancelled prototype back.
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Post by: mirth on July 28, 2019, 09:22:35 AM
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First female helicopter pilot for the Korean Navy, Captain Han


(https://i.redd.it/tg3yrt6akyc31.jpg)
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 29, 2019, 11:36:47 AM
Does Capt. Han fly Solo?  :ROFL: 
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Post by: mirth on October 08, 2019, 01:19:36 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30152/this-is-our-best-look-yet-at-the-elite-fbi-hostage-rescue-teams-black-hawks
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Post by: mirth on October 16, 2019, 12:29:58 PM
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Croatian Kiowas armed with hellfires, 2019


(https://i.redd.it/5b67fgnjwrs31.jpg)
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 16, 2019, 12:39:40 PM
"Croatian Kiowa" has to be one of history's hardest to pronounce weapons.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 16, 2019, 02:41:24 PM
"Croatian Kiowa" has to be one of history's hardest to pronounce weapons.


not to mention one of the most anthropologically-unlikely
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Post by: besilarius on October 16, 2019, 06:20:58 PM
That she Blows!  The Great White Shark!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10139187/china-helicopter-great-white-shark/
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Post by: bob48 on October 16, 2019, 06:28:52 PM
looks like its standing on 3 red bricks!

How likely is this to be authentic?
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Post by: mirth on October 16, 2019, 06:35:13 PM
Attack Roombas are fierce!
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Post by: bob48 on October 16, 2019, 06:36:17 PM
You can get medication for them, surely?
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 16, 2019, 07:42:12 PM
So if we attack pre-emptively and take-out all their red bricks, they'll be helpless?  ???   Works for me.
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Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2019, 06:52:09 AM
You can actually only see 2 red bricks, so I assume the 3rd one is stealthed. :worried:
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Post by: besilarius on October 17, 2019, 07:38:49 AM
You know, if it has all that weaponry and electronics on board, is there room for fuel?
I know, interjecting reality will lead to a visit from the Komissar...
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Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2019, 07:40:29 AM
Deny everything...then blame Mirth.
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Post by: besilarius on October 17, 2019, 08:02:19 AM
Oh, that's brilliant.
Kind of like in the 1950s when there was one cause of all disasters.

Wind blew the roof off.  Atomic bomb.
Big storm off Cape Hatteras.  Atomic bomb.
Cat had kittens.  Atomic Bomb.
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Post by: mirth on October 17, 2019, 08:03:48 AM
Deny everything...then blame Mirth.

That's what I do...wait a second
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Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2019, 08:44:57 AM
Yep, Never fails. ;)
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 17, 2019, 10:40:20 AM
Deny everything... then blame Mirth..... then deny blaming Mirth.  :notme:
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Post by: bob48 on October 17, 2019, 10:42:34 AM
.............Mirth? Mirth who?
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Post by: Sir Slash on October 17, 2019, 10:45:54 AM
I didn't say, 'Mirth'.  ::)
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2019, 12:51:55 PM
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U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom helicopters fly in a formation during an exercise, Oct. 24 in Okinawa, Japan.


(https://i.redd.it/9kx1oj6ralv31.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 05, 2019, 11:46:12 AM
https://twitter.com/INDOPACOM/status/1191756056298446851
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 25, 2019, 07:28:04 PM
First a MiG-25... then a Mi-25 (Hind D export version). Pretty sure an Su-25 went 'over the fence' at some point as well.
Maybe the Russians should retire that numerical designation?

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Post by: Sir Slash on November 25, 2019, 07:52:19 PM
Very cool.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bob48 on November 26, 2019, 05:58:10 AM
Fantastic!
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Post by: mirth on December 05, 2019, 06:34:13 PM
(https://i.redd.it/cp3hn3kyrs241.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2019, 06:47:27 PM
It's kinda pretty in an ugly kinda way.
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 05, 2019, 07:43:43 PM
Uhhh, I'm no expert but I don't think that camo pattern really works in that environment. Could be wrong though.  :notme:
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Post by: bob48 on December 06, 2019, 09:00:16 AM
It looks photoshopped onto the background. Mind you, I'm not wearing my reading glasses at the moment.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 06, 2019, 09:05:50 AM
Uhhh, I'm no expert but I don't think that camo pattern really works in that environment. Could be wrong though.  :notme:


It's more about not being seen when it's on the ground


It looks photoshopped onto the background. Mind you, I'm not wearing my reading glasses at the moment.


I don't think the edges are sharp enough for that, plus the way the background shows thru the rotors is really hard to do.
Looks like it was just a really tight focus on the bird.  Wife gets similar effects with a non-zoom flat lens
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Post by: bob48 on December 06, 2019, 09:07:39 AM
Yeah - I found my glasses - you're right.
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 06, 2019, 02:05:21 PM
Are you like me, you have glasses to help you find your glasses?
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Post by: bob48 on December 06, 2019, 02:33:36 PM
Yep, and if I can't find them, I borrow the wife's.

...if I can find her.............
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Post by: ojsdad on December 19, 2019, 02:53:38 PM
New USAF helicopter is the called the Grey Wolves.

https://twitter.com/thewarzonewire/status/1207741637532606465?s=19
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Post by: mirth on December 19, 2019, 03:04:00 PM
It's kinda wild that they've kept those Hueys going this long.
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Post by: mirth on January 05, 2020, 10:39:45 AM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31712/night-stalker-chinook-special-operations-helicopters-have-new-laser-countermeasures-system
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Post by: mirth on January 14, 2020, 12:52:54 PM
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Algerian Super Hind Mk.III during patrol


(https://i.redd.it/4erbfemtx9a41.jpg)


https://warisboring.com/the-super-hind-mk-iii-could-be-the-best-mi-24-ever/
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Post by: Sir Slash on January 14, 2020, 01:39:11 PM
So basically, the only thing worth a damn is the helicopter itself?
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Post by: mirth on February 02, 2020, 02:22:12 AM
https://twitter.com/Ninja998998/status/1223534961900257286
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Post by: mirth on February 05, 2020, 10:31:05 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxEMWWJUUAYYkoQ?format=jpg&name=900x900)
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Post by: bob48 on February 05, 2020, 10:45:19 AM
LOL
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 05, 2020, 06:38:21 PM
nom nom nom
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 05, 2020, 07:40:14 PM
BURP!!!  :biggrin:  More please.
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Post by: bob48 on February 11, 2020, 04:24:13 PM
This is well worth watching.

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Post by: mirth on February 13, 2020, 03:31:20 PM
https://twitter.com/AeroDork/status/1227809267048120320
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Post by: bob48 on February 13, 2020, 04:56:34 PM
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 14, 2020, 07:37:33 AM
I had to look up "88 rpm" as I was certain that was a typo, but no...whoa.
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2020, 08:07:23 AM
I seem to remember reading that there is a physical limit to the speed that a rotor blade can turn at.
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Post by: mirth on February 14, 2020, 08:08:43 AM
I had to look up "88 rpm" as I was certain that was a typo, but no...whoa.

This is even better

https://twitter.com/AeroDork/status/1227810748207968256
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2020, 08:10:10 AM
Ha! That's brilliant.
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2020, 05:58:03 PM
Frankencopter...
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Post by: Barthheart on February 14, 2020, 09:06:38 PM
I seem to remember reading that there is a physical limit to the speed that a rotor blade can turn at.

Not sure about that. Most modern rotors the tips are super sonic.
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Post by: bob48 on February 15, 2020, 06:14:50 AM
This is quite interesting;

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/rotor-speed
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Post by: mirth on February 27, 2020, 06:16:45 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32384/air-force-names-new-hh-60w-rescue-helicopters-after-jolly-green-giants-of-vietnam
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Post by: mirth on March 05, 2020, 05:00:38 AM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/32442/boeing-reveals-its-contender-to-be-the-armys-future-high-speed-armed-scout-helicopter
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 05, 2020, 11:04:02 AM
Looks good, sounds good on paper. Why am I skeptical?  ???
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Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2020, 11:18:02 AM
So what happened to the Comanche?
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Post by: Barthheart on March 05, 2020, 11:18:31 AM
As long as it doesn't have the same flight control setup/software as the Boeing 737MAX it should be fine.
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Post by: bob48 on April 30, 2020, 04:17:07 PM
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Post by: mirth on May 21, 2020, 07:08:40 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CALcCWEFEoK/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone




Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on May 21, 2020, 07:10:45 AM
That was a bit close!
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: Sir Slash on May 21, 2020, 11:07:37 AM
The, 'Close Pass' for when you want to see what people in the boat are eating for lunch.  And , makes sure they're awake now.  :hehe:
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2020, 02:30:55 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33820/veteran-military-helicopter-pilot-on-why-hovering-over-protestors-was-dangerous-and-stupid
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on June 07, 2020, 03:41:50 PM
Interesting - it make you think about how dangerous it is.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bbmike on June 08, 2020, 08:34:58 AM
And stupid.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: druid8172 on June 08, 2020, 08:40:48 PM
not strictly a Helicopter its an Autogyro,  The Focke Achgelis Fa 330 Bachstelze (Wagtail) was designed to be towed behind a U-Boat to give a longer visual range but was not used operationally for long as the main  problem was finding pilots willing to fly them, the aircraft itself was not dangerous it was the way they were operated that caused the problems. the wagtail was towed on a cable behind the U-Boat and the pilot could talk to the U-Boat using a phone connected through the towing cable. again not inherently dangerous but when the pilot spotted an allied aircraft and reported it to the captain the first thing the crew did was to cut the cable and dive the submarine the pilot of the Wagtail would auto rotate down to the sea surface finding himself floating about almost exactly at the point the Allied aircraft would be dropping its load of depth charges, if this didnt kill him outright the submarine would now be submerged and making speed away from his position leaving him to drown. so not a lot of incentive to fly one really https://uboat.net/technical/bachstelze.htm
   
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: druid8172 on June 08, 2020, 08:57:41 PM
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A Royal Navy Lynx inspects a Kresta II.


(https://i.redd.it/g3u5jr50u4m21.jpg)

When I was in Northern Ireland during the troubles my Sergeant was having a "Jolly" in a Lynx around Belfast. whilst they were up they got tasked to inspect a possible  bomb that the IRA and left for the Army. Since he was involved in Aerial reconnaissance and the Chopper had the Camera equipment on board they flew over to the location to snap a few Photos. as they flew over the location the bomb went from being a Possible to a definite Bomb, how did they know I hear you ask, well the Bomb exploded as they passed directly over the bomb, the shockwave flipped the Lynx completely over, luckily the pilot was able to recover the aircraft as the lynx was the only helicopter at the time that was able to fly inverted due to the revolutionary design of the rotor head. once the aircraft was able to land back at base the sergeant  was seen disappearing back to his quarters to change his Underwear
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: Sir Slash on June 08, 2020, 11:28:40 PM
Who could blame him?  :o
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on June 09, 2020, 06:43:47 AM
I bet those involved won't forget that in a hurry. Kudos to the pilot in being skilled enough to gain control.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: mirth on June 23, 2020, 07:46:13 PM
https://twitter.com/1stMAW_Marines/status/1275573601312407552
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on June 24, 2020, 06:26:32 AM
Apropos of nothing, we saw a Merlin go over today, and for the last couple of a days an Airbus A400M
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 25, 2020, 09:49:01 PM
 :silly: :crazy2:
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: Sir Slash on July 25, 2020, 11:11:16 PM
Seeing that would get you into AA real quick.  :notme:
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on July 26, 2020, 06:20:30 AM
Especially if they were painted pink.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: Doctor Quest on July 26, 2020, 10:47:16 AM
Well, the US Army did this..........

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ce/6f/9f/ce6f9f235c4a03d2892acbb92cb6b401.jpg)

https://www.helis.com/database/news/usa_docfilm/ (https://www.helis.com/database/news/usa_docfilm/)
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: mirth on August 05, 2020, 01:36:48 PM
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/35342/this-is-the-first-image-ever-of-a-stealthy-black-hawk-helicopter
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on August 05, 2020, 01:40:11 PM
Interesting.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 05, 2020, 02:44:33 PM
I didn't see anything
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on August 05, 2020, 02:53:04 PM
I could only see one, and not the other six.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: Sir Slash on August 05, 2020, 03:17:52 PM
I saw it but I can't talk about it here. Though, I guess I just did.  :o   Just looked like a big butterfly to me.  ::)
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: besilarius on August 12, 2020, 01:10:47 PM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/08/12/politics/fbi-investigating-air-force-helicopter-shooting/index.html

Recall a number of Yahoo's took potshots at low helicopters way out near Leesburg back around 1965.
And lots. Of folks talked about Nixon's flights to Andrews AFB during Watergate.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on February 27, 2021, 06:28:29 AM
We had a low level fly-over of two AH-64's this morning. They were headed pretty much NW so may well have been heading up to Otterburn Camp in Northumberland  where the army has an extensive training area.

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/otterburn-training-camp.html
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: judgedredd on February 27, 2021, 06:41:53 AM
I spent many a miserable night on Otterburn. More like the Russian steppes than a national park in the UK  :)
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on February 27, 2021, 06:43:20 AM
LOL - yes, its a bit rugged out there, but beautiful if you're only driving past it.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: judgedredd on February 27, 2021, 06:45:29 AM
It is beautiful...if you can choose your day and time and walk at your leisure.

When it's your job,  and they tell you to do it on the most miserable day ever... and you have to force march 10 and more miles...it's horrible  :)
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on February 27, 2021, 06:47:44 AM
As my old soldier dad would have said 'If you can't take a joke, you shouldn't have joined'  ;D
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: judgedredd on February 27, 2021, 07:03:10 AM
There's definitely truth in that. The whole soldier thing relies on humour - otherwise they'd all just be sitting in a dank, cold, wet hole in the ground crying to each other.
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bbmike on February 27, 2021, 09:02:26 AM
As my old soldier dad would have said 'If you can't take a joke, you shouldn't have joined'  ;D

Doesn't that apply to life in general?  :P
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on February 27, 2021, 09:06:12 AM
Except that only one of them is joined voluntarily
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 27, 2021, 09:06:34 AM
We had a low level fly-over of two AH-64's this morning. They were headed pretty much NW so may well have been heading up to Otterburn Camp in Northumberland  where the army has an extensive training area.

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/otterburn-training-camp.html

The NC Army National Guard has an entire battalion of AH64s based adjacent to the airport here, so we get them flying around here all over the place most weekends, including a lot of night flights, to maintain the pilots' flying status
Title: Re: Helicopters!
Post by: bob48 on February 27, 2021, 09:08:13 AM
They probably have more of them than we do.