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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

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    The thing flew apart when struck by a stinger. It made it more resistant to small-arms fire, but armor can turn on you and become a massive drawback later on in the conflict.

    Mil Mi-24 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Not much can survive if struck by a freaking stinger.. gezz.

    But then again at least it is a stinger taking down these, instead of sand that grounded the Apache in the Gulf at the start
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Penguin View Post
    Unless a Stinger missile flies into one .
    Wow a weapon designed to take the helicopter down works? Thanks for pointing that out.

    Certain soviet helicopter models only had several hundred hours of flight until they needed repair. Anyways Russians had the first mass produced helicopter, so they have quite a legacy, these copters look badass too.

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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The Mil Mi 24 for example heavily armoured and large amounts of weaponry

    Able to take 23 mm rounds and survive
    Yes, in some places it can, it others it can't.
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Not much can survive if struck by a freaking stinger.. gezz.

    But then again at least it is a stinger taking down these, instead of sand that grounded the Apache in the Gulf at the start
    Dubious comparison considering they did fly in the same environment.
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    The MI-8 and MI-17 ships are still being bought and reconditioned in nations all over the globe. I know, we do the night vision instrumentation for these older ships. They look brand new after the rebuild.

    I'm sure many nations that have flown the older aircraft would buy the MI-24 without a second thought.
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Penguin View Post
    Unless a Stinger missile flies into one .
    And any other helicopter wouldn't?
    You are right though. The Apache is the best helicopter.

    The Westland version that is......
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    And any other helicopter wouldn't?
    You are right though. The Apache is the best helicopter.

    The Westland version that is......
    And you know this how?
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    And any other helicopter wouldn't?
    You are right though. The Apache is the best helicopter.

    The Westland version that is......


    Have one .
    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Wow a weapon designed to take the helicopter down works? Thanks for pointing that out.

    Certain soviet helicopter models only had several hundred hours of flight until they needed repair. Anyways Russians had the first mass produced helicopter, so they have quite a legacy, these copters look badass too.
    They have a legacy for doing certain jobs where other means don't work. As for attack and warfare, they were never known for that.

    I can point out to the general lack of quality in most of the things produced by Russia's Military Industrial Complex, but that's just too easy.
    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Not much can survive if struck by a freaking stinger.. gezz.

    But then again at least it is a stinger taking down these, instead of sand that grounded the Apache in the Gulf at the start
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

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    And you know this how?
    He's just massaging his peener, let him .
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    And you know this how?
    They re engined it with a roles royce. - about 11% more torqe. It can operate in arctic conditions, the MDD Apache can't . From Royal Navy vessels. The MDD doesn't. All of them are equipped with Longbow. The US doesn't ship longbow to Afghanistan. They slapped on the latest Isreali counter measures system. The MDD doesn't have an equivelant. They carry slightly more ordnance.

    The British bought into the Apache in the middle of it's life. Took the current version and upgraded the hell out of it.

    Normally I wouldn't mention something like this, but the suggesgion that the Russians don't build good helicopters is just too silly.

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AgustaWestland_Apache[/ame]
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