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Stealth UH60(?) used in OBL raid...

Old 17th May 2015, 22:21
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Back in action?

http://theaviationist.com/2015/05/17...pter-in-syria/

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Old 18th May 2015, 14:55
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chopper, the author notes that little is known, and then embarks on a pile of speculation.

/tongue in cheek
And as we all know, Delta Force doesn't really exist
/tongue in cheek
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Old 18th May 2015, 20:24
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There's always the possibility in the OBL raid, that after the hit itself, a sizable piece of a redundant experimental helicopter was dropped on the site (maybe from one of the CH-47s reportedly involved in the raid) to:

  1. Make an iconic photo opportunity of an otherwise pretty nondescript location.
  2. Give other nations the impression that the Americans were further ahead with putting stealth helicopters into service than they really were.
  3. Add a significant amount of 'wow-factor' to the story.
  4. Establish the level of co-operation between the Pakistanis/Chinese and/or others, before the subsequent retrieval of the 'wreckage'.
The Americans would have been well aware that the wreckage would soon be inspected by knowledgable foreign parties, thus a film set type mock-up would have been rapidly outed. Whatever was left behind would have had to be pretty convincing.
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@Lonewolf,

Lol, you mean the 303rd Logistical Studies Group led by Lt Col Tom Ryan a.k.a The Terminator with Snake Doctor, Betty Blue, Cool Breeze, Dirt Driver.

@Mechta,

Ref your synopsis on the MH-47E dropping a nice tail rotor got one thinking and found another related link by the Aviationist, w.r.t related matter below

The Aviationist » The Stealth Chinook involved in the Osama Bin Laden raid and why the Stealth Black Hawk crashed in Abbottabad



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Old 19th May 2015, 23:41
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Google earth has some interesting past images at the Tarbela Dam airfield, some 60 clicks SW of Abbottabad. (Should Pakistan ever be implicated in assisting the raid and that the raid was announced prematurely after the loss of a helo during the op.)

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Old 20th May 2015, 16:12
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What, nobody going to deny, ridicule?
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Old 20th May 2015, 16:14
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I'm more than willing to ridicule if I had any idea what you are on about.

Type with clarity and add links, and I promise to ridicule as requested.
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Old 20th May 2015, 16:26
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I apologise for my lack of clarity, your Google must be broken.
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Old 20th May 2015, 17:30
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Ah, right. You give us a job and we all immediately rush off and do it to your satisfaction.

Seems fair enough.
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Old 20th May 2015, 19:32
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I'm willing to ridicule, but not interested in expending any effort in the process.

Seems like I'm in the majority.
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Old 20th May 2015, 22:25
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Chopper2004,

Thanks for the type correction (MH-47E).

I'll believe there is such a thing as a 'stealth Chinook' when I don't hear it.

As an idle thought, would a fuselage stretch to prevent the front/rear blade overlap, reduce the distinctive 'thump, thump, thump' that the Chinook produces?
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Old 8th Dec 2015, 12:39
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Worth a read perhaps?

Book Reveals New Details About Stealth Black Hawks Used In Bin Laden Raid

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Old 8th Dec 2015, 13:30
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Making the Wokka Stealthy is easy....try doing that for the Huey!
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Old 8th Dec 2015, 13:41
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Mechta, as the tread has been resurected, you don't so much as hear a CH47 as feel it.

Same with the other big 'uns. Used to watch cattle vacate a target area long before you could see the helos.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 11:50
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1978 Technical Report



Looks like the answer lies as far back as 4 decades ....


Origins Of Stealth Black Hawks Date Back Over 30 Years Before The Bin Laden Raid - The Drive

intersting report dated as far back to 1978 titles ‘Structural Concepts And Aerodynamic Analysis For Low Radar Cross Section (LRCS) Fuselage Configurations’









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Old 7th Feb 2019, 23:03
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Thanks for the update. Tyler must have done his homework, so good for him.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 23:44
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Stealth helo has been around for a while.

"The Quiet One" used on a CIA mission in Vietnam
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 02:23
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Thing looks like a flying Zumwalt!
With a cross section like that - no wonder it handles like a pig...!
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 23:30
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Low Observable Little Bird

Originally Posted by megan View Post
Stealth helo has been around for a while.

"The Quiet One" used on a CIA mission in Vietnam
The Aviationist speculates that it could be conceivable also to have a L/O Little Bird and sets out how one could look like:

https://theaviationist.com/2011/05/2...h-little-bird/


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