Army Kills Comanche Helicopter

Timbuff10

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So after 20 years and nearly 7 BILLION dollars we have two bad ass choppers!

Flying what amounts to a three and a half billion dollor aircraft has got to make that pilot nervous.

I think the Apache will do just fine in that role.
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
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I do have to admit the hyperlink made me think "Holy crap! When did the Comanche Nation get helicopters?"
 

Lima_Charlie

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I do have to admit the hyperlink made me think "Holy crap! When did the Comanche Nation get helicopters?"

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Have you ever "moonlighted" as a comedian???
 

pilot602

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The Commanche was not a replacement for the Apache. It was a replacement for the aging, and ad-hoc, Kiowa scout helicopter (basically a Bell Jet Ranger (or equivalent) with radar and some weapons stuck on it). Seems like kind of a dumb move to me. The reason is probably far more political in nature than technical in nature.
 

Derg

Cap, Roci
Staff member
Someone didn't support someone else on a piece of legislation, you think?
 

jbeauv

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The Commanche is all the a Army Aviation community has talked about for the past 20 years. It was supposed to the poo!!!. It has been in developement my entire aviaton career. I am going to be sad to see it go. Heck maybe it will end up in the Army Aviation Museum in Ft. Rucker, Al.
 

pilot602

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It'll probably come back, in a few years, with a few changes and a different name ...
 

ready2fly

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More money for Blackhawks.

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Yeah, because we all know THOSE things are indestructible.



 

jbeauv

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They are pretty tough, but they also have enough power to get young aviators into trouble, and we all know that a mistake in aviation can be unforgiving.
 

Wm226

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They are pretty tough, but they also have enough power to get young aviators into trouble, and we all know that a mistake in aviation can be unforgiving.

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One AK-47 round in the right spot is enough to take one down.
 

mtsu_av8er

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Yeah if the bullet passes through both pilots heads.

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All you need to do is take the oil outta that gearbox!!!!!
 
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