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Posted: 3/23/2002 10:26:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 10:35:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2002 10:36:02 AM EDT by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 12:10:44 PM EDT
that is a russian hind-d mi 17 , very cool
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 1:38:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/23/2002 1:48:03 PM EDT by PitViper]
Originally Posted By huey: that is a russian hind-d mi 17 , very cool
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Actually, it's not an Mi-17 (Hip), but an Mi-24 (Hind)(Aka the Mi-25 or Mi-35 if you prefer...they all are virtually the same helo) One of the few Russkie items that I actually admire. Link to the '24: [url] www.airforce-technology.com/projects/hind [/url] Link to the Hip (aka Mi-8): [url]http://www.army-technology.com/projects/mi8t/ [/url]
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 1:44:38 PM EDT
Ironically, the US now has the largest fleet of OPERATIONAL Hind's outside of Russia. Picked them up at a real bargain and they're in serious use at the NTC and JTC. Only the US has the resources to keep these things flying, and our operational % is GREATER than Russia. Go figure.
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 1:57:37 PM EDT
I've seen a number of photos of this helicopter. Some are at [url]ehowa.com[/url]. It's a VERY cool paint job, beyond a doubt. I wonder what the story is behind it? CJ
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 2:27:06 PM EDT
PitViper: One of the few Russkie items that I actually admire.
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Hey, Mr. Sikorsky was a Russkie item too. [;)] Imagine the world, had stayed there! [BD] [i](Even Hiller cut his teeth working for Ivan...) [/i]
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 3:08:51 PM EDT
... Several years ago the Army had one flown in for us to compare next to our attack helicopter. ... It was the proverbial "bucket of bolts" but it could serve it's mission just fine.
Link Posted: 3/23/2002 3:44:06 PM EDT
I'd like to see a custom paint job done on an AH64 in a cheetah pattern. That would be cool.
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