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    Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Stealth Helicopters Used In Bin Laden Raid - International Business Times

    It seems that we just gave the enemy a lot of new technology. The Obama loving liberals might want to hesitate before calling this a full success. Handing the enemy a billion dollars worth of stealth technology is not a commendable outcome.

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

    That doesn't look like it can hold people

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

    It makes me think of cheesy 50s scifi spaceships. I am waiting for people wrapped in tin foil to show up on the picture.

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    Apparently this tail rotor system is legitimate. I was doubtful myself at first.
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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Extremely unfortunate situation.....

    1 - You weren't supposed to see it.

    2 - The wreckage should have been completely destroyed to **** with a Tomahawk or equivalent

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

    We were lied to by the gov't. They said it was a Blackhawk. There is nothing "blackhawkish" about that part. That is the tailrotor of a presently unknown aircraft.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    We were lied to by the gov't. They said it was a Blackhawk. There is nothing "blackhawkish" about that part. That is the tailrotor of a presently unknown aircraft.
    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.
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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 paki's don't, but China sure does and they're drooling to get their hands on that thing.

    Dude, ain't no amount of modifications is going to turn this:



    Into this:



    I'm a licensed heli mechanic, but it doesn't take one to know that those two parts are slightly different, even if only in color!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    The paki's don't, but China sure does and they're drooling to get their hands on that thing.

    Dude, ain't no amount of modifications is going to turn this:



    Into this:



    I'm a licensed heli mechanic, but it doesn't take one to know that those two parts are slightly different, even if only in color!
    I think they definitely lost some performance going away from the canted tail rotor.
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    Re: Mysterious stealth helicopter used in bin Laden raid...

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Extremely unfortunate situation.....

    1 - You weren't supposed to see it.

    2 - The wreckage should have been completely destroyed to **** with a Tomahawk or equivalent
    I find it odd that it was painted silver or a shiny gray.
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