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  • #16
    Originally posted by EconomyClass View Post
    What weapon dropped the Blackhawk in Mogadishu. The movie showed it as an RPG, but was it something else?
    Supposedly an RPG. Chopper was hovering or flying very slowly at low altitude. Sitting duck.


    • #17
      I was merely pointing out that proper AA weapons - whether guided or AAA - would be a more profitable long term choice for AA use!

      CAN aircraft be shot down with RPG's? Of course - stranger things have happened... rumour has it that an IL2 was shot down by a Panzerfaust ... but it wouldn't be something you'd want to rely on , is it?

      An RAN pilot flying a Sea Fury off HMAS SYDNEY in Korea shot down a MIG-15 too... again, one wouldn't want to put money on it happening!

      I think the hard use/dangerous environment/low altitude explanation easily covers the apparently high attrition rate suffered by military helos....

      Must concur on the "EXOCET" theory too... well said....
      Holed up in a cabin in the woods.. with 3 years worth of canned goods.. and a whole bunch of guns.


      • #18
        People at Japanese island worried about the safety of the V-22 Osprey,
        "The real CEO of the 787 project is named Potemkin"


        • #19
          Originally posted by Alessandro View Post
          People at Japanese island worried about the safety of the V-22 Osprey,

          They shouldn't be - it's one of the safest choppers in the fleet. Proven by stats.