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    Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

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    One of Russia's biggest helicopter manufacturers is starting a new batch of production. Hundreds of internationally acclaimed models have already been ordered from abroad. Russian choppers are occupying the skies above more than 30 countries. But Russia plans to go further, quadrupling its share of the world market within the next five years.

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

    It is to be hoped that the build quality of these aircraft surpasses the build quality of previous Russian built aircraft.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    It is to be hoped that the build quality of these aircraft surpasses the build quality of previous Russian built aircraft.
    Define "Quality"....
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    It is to be hoped that the build quality of these aircraft surpasses the build quality of previous Russian built aircraft.
    What's wrong with previous Russian helicopters?
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What's wrong with previous Russian helicopters?
    Hence my question... Russian helicopters are known as the tanks of the sky, nearly unbreakable and easy to fix when broken.. /shrug.. that to me is quality.
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hence my question... Russian helicopters are known as the tanks of the sky, nearly unbreakable and easy to fix when broken.. /shrug.. that to me is quality.
    Never heard that.
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hence my question... Russian helicopters are known as the tanks of the sky, nearly unbreakable and easy to fix when broken.. /shrug.. that to me is quality.
    Unless a Stinger missile flies into one .
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Never heard that.
    Well it's true. Ruskies build some good helicopters.

    Submarines? Not so much.
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    Re: Chopper Pride: Russian new-gen helicopters go global

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well it's true. Ruskies build some good helicopters.

    Submarines? Not so much.
    The Mil Mi 24 for example heavily armoured and large amounts of weaponry

    Able to take 23 mm rounds and survive

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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


    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.

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