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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    probably they didn't realize it was there.
    I doubt that

    They trained with mock ups, over and over and over until they had it down from muscle memory and mental timing and given the level these guys operate at, I find it hard to believe. the pilot would smack that much tail off

    Must have been a mechanical mal

    Again, lots of **** can happen in an accident.

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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    You don't believe in heavy modifications? And first of all, the fact that the helicopter had to be left behind is not Obama's fault. Secondly, the SEALs destroyed as much of it as they could. I doubt the Pakis have the technology to make use of what's left.
    The Chinese do unfortunately. They reverse engineer everything; flaws and all. We should have flattened the compound with a barrage of munitions that would have shaken the entire region.

    Hindsight is 20-20.

    Could the light touch after the fact been a result of political correctness? It's cost us much... could this be another instance?

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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Déjà Vue; like Jimmy Carter and Operation Eagle Claw in Iran. Those pesky helicopters just can’t seem to function properly in high profile special ops. What’s give or take $28 million and handing over stealth technology to the highest bidder worth? Priceless…

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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    I'm sure they are going to reverse engineer stealth bombers with the duct-tape/cardboard mod on the tail of a helo. Hell, North Korea will probably use it to design ICBMs too.

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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    I doubt that

    They trained with mock ups, over and over and over until they had it down from muscle memory and mental timing and given the level these guys operate at, I find it hard to believe. the pilot would smack that much tail off

    Must have been a mechanical mal

    Again, lots of **** can happen in an accident.
    ever been on a night raid? ever had to destroy a helicopter in place?

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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I'm sure they are going to reverse engineer stealth bombers with the duct-tape/cardboard mod on the tail of a helo. Hell, North Korea will probably use it to design ICBMs too.
    see, the problem with your theory is that it's useless. leaving a cardboard mock-up as a deception measure would be pointless, because nobody older than 5 would buy it.

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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    The only thing that the tail rotor would have of value is a bit in the design, but that would be minor to the possible material construction of it. Provided it is using a new material and not just a rehash of stuff already developed.

    Where the US truely leads is in the electronics aspect of military equipment, and that is where China is most likely far behind
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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    design is important - so is material and the skin. but you are right that the electronics are the mother load - and that thank goodness is slag.

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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    ever been on a night raid? ever had to destroy a helicopter in place?
    When your bro/relative/friend comes back, don't ask them what he had to do to stay alive - you don't want to know.

    Just be glad they are back and don't ever ask them.

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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    design is important - so is material and the skin. but you are right that the electronics are the mother load - and that thank goodness is slag.
    Design is important, but it can be copied from pictures, materials cant, neither electronics
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