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Old 3rd May 2011, 15:32
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Identify this helo: Bin Laden compound







saw these in the comments section of AvWeek blogs....supposedly this was the crashed MH60K from the UBL raid.

A 5 bladed TR on a hawk derivative would seem an awfully substantial modification.
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Old 3rd May 2011, 16:09
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How about a Commanche?

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That's no fan-in-fin.
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Have to agree - not a fenestron style hub. Also the tail setion looks strange for an MH60.
Notice the horizontal stab seems to have an angled plan form.
Not got a clue!!!
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Another view




Update: a little wider angle

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Is it just me or do these two photos look different?
Eivissa's appear to have no tail rotor on the top of the fin unlike the one from Sans with the shrouded 5 blader.
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Stealth Helos Used In Osama Raid
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I would bet for a modified blackhawk or other TRANSPORT helicopter (not comanche), you wouldn't be hovering above the house in a combat helicopter.

Anyway... Amazing!

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Well, that's easy - it's an...

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So what is new about "stealth" helicopters being used by the US Armed forces and CIA? There's been a long discussion about this Hughes 500 project that was used in the Vietnam War. Why would the CIA/US Military not continue in those secret efforts.

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Question

guys I'm not a pilot, but show in some 'forums' that it might have been a decoy to convince Pakistani people that their government really didn't know. Sounds far fetched to be but I'm not flying those things...
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This was NAVY Seal Team 6...

Clearly that is the lower drive unit of one of their rubber duckies outboards....

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Rotate some of the photo's.. you'll see there seems to be a large fairing or housing round the TRGB, and certainly the 'dinnerplate' is echod on the vertical stab too.
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Could be some commanche mated with the 500, to become a super stealth, so steathy that they diddnt hear the other till they mated just above GL, and the result is toasted stealth....??

to quote.. "the answer is out there" didnt this also happen in the Desert of Iran a few Decades ago.?

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a modify balck-sea hawk
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Has anyone thought of a modifided CH 53 with that size tail boom and 5 bladed TR cann't see it being a Blackhawk.
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I smell a rat
Can't disagree there. So where are the 'indestructable' bits?
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Whatever Chuck was driving I'm guessing he needs a little practice on his confined areas.
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