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US military aircraft supposedly made up of Chinese knockoff!

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38 Killed in Taliban Helicopter Attack

An American CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down while in a CSAR mission on Sturday 6 August 2011. Yesterday’s death toll has increased to reach 38 KIAs – 31 American soldiers. Most of them belonged to the NAVY SEAL who were on-board to help the troops on the battlefield during a heavy firefight. Seven of them were Afghan passengers. Video:

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Mil V-12 or Mi-12 Homer – LARGEST HELICOPTER EVER

The Mil V-12 was the largest helicopter ever built (37-meter long!). It performed its first flight in 1968, and outperformed all the other helicopters in the world. Thanks to its twin rotor, it could lift up to 44 tons as early as 1969. It never entered service as this prodigious prototype remained at the project stage, and for uncleared reasons, its production was cancelled.

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RUSSIA to supply NATO Mil helicopters spare parts

Note that the American military and the Russian Rosoboronexport have previously sealed a contract for the supply of twenty-one Mi-17V5 multipurpose helicopters to Afghanistan. Here is the new agreement that should be signed as well:

RIA NovostiMil helicopter flyingRussia, NATO to set up trust fund for Mil helicopter maintenance

22:00 31/05/2011 Russia and NATO will sign an agreement on setting up a trust fund for maintenance of Mi helicopters in Europe by yearend, a deputy director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Tuesday.>>

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Navy SEAL helicopter possibly stealth MH-60 Black Hawk

Some pictures of a US Navy SEAL helicopter that crash-landed during the assault on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan show some shapes different from a more traditional MH-60 Black Hawk.

This wreckage – the size of a Black Hawk – consists of a rotor with a disk on top of it; special fairings; and a fairly different tail rotor – with five, perhaps six blades.

However, thanks to David Cenciotti’s blog, and thanks to AeroManouch who passed this piece of information on, we can see that the tail rotor would rather have five blades, and it visibly is not an RAH-66 Comanche.

According to Bill Sweetman, a defense technology and aerospace pundit from Aviation Week, this chopper might be a Black Hawk upgraded into a stealth helicopter version:

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Peruvian Air Force with brand new Mi-35P helicopters & Mi-171s to be delivered in May 2011

RIA NovostiMi-35Russia delivers 2 combat helicopters to Peru

13:05 05/04/2011 Russia has delivered two Mi-35P Hind E attack helicopters to Peru under a contract to provide the South American country with air power to combat cocaine production and terrorism.>>

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