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Offline Panzerrat

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Survivable Helicopter?
« on: November 25, 2006, 01:17:42 AM »
Who knew?  I always thought of 'em as a shock hazard in addition to being a bunch of spare parts flying in formation.   ;D




http://www.strategypage.com/military_photos/2004122723.aspx
"You call this bad? I'll tell you what bad is....Bad is passing test depth at 80 feet per second with a thirty degree down bubble. Compared to that, this is a walk in the park.

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Re: Survivable Helicopter?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2006, 01:30:06 AM »
Who knew?  I always thought of 'em as a shock hazard in addition to being a bunch of spare parts flying in formation.   ;D




http://www.strategypage.com/military_photos/2004122723.aspx

I'd say that is one tough airplane and very lucky too!   Seen some Hughys with holes in them but never like that one---One lucky crew |:)\

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Re: Survivable Helicopter?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 02:28:45 AM »
WOAH ! ! !  :o  :o

Look at picture #5 with the shot up pitch link!!
I am baffled it stayed together!!

Are you sure this all happened in flight and it wasn't sitting anywhere and shot up while on the ground??


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Re: Survivable Helicopter?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 07:16:31 AM »
Someone was looking out for them!
"Well I know what's right, I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I stand my ground, and I won't back down"
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Offline Panzerrat

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Re: Survivable Helicopter?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 11:23:11 AM »
WOAH ! ! ! :o :o

Look at picture #5 with the shot up pitch link!!
I am baffled it stayed together!!

Are you sure this all happened in flight and it wasn't sitting anywhere and shot up while on the ground??

Not being there, I cannot vouch for what went down (no pun intended).  None the less, that was a darn lucky crew, regardless.
"You call this bad? I'll tell you what bad is....Bad is passing test depth at 80 feet per second with a thirty degree down bubble. Compared to that, this is a walk in the park.