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Advanced attack chopper joins Iran fleet-(w/video)(cheap cobra knock off)
press tv ^ | 5/24/09 | press tv

Posted on 05/24/2009 9:53:15 AM PDT by Flavius

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s latest homemade attack helicopter, the Shahed (Witness) 285, has joined Iran's aerial fleet.

(Excerpt) Read more at presstv.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: junk

1 posted on 05/24/2009 9:53:15 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2v6kOcJwpw&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.militaryphotos.net%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D157780&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 05/24/2009 9:54:11 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

USAF will equip Shahed with large holes...


3 posted on 05/24/2009 9:55:07 AM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

it looks like home model kit


4 posted on 05/24/2009 9:56:43 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Another over-hyped Middle Eastern entity much in the same regard as the over-hyping of Saddam’s “4th largest army in the world”....


5 posted on 05/24/2009 10:03:46 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Flavius
It looks like home model kit

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6 posted on 05/24/2009 10:05:49 AM PDT by doc11355
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To: doc11355

Bad movie mocl up.


7 posted on 05/24/2009 10:06:33 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit (Two terms for politicians, one in office, one in jail.))
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To: mad_as_he$$

mocl = mock Geez no more FR to day.


8 posted on 05/24/2009 10:07:08 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit (Two terms for politicians, one in office, one in jail.))
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To: doc11355

Looks like an 0H-58 or Bell jet ranger with a nose job. I think thats what it is.


9 posted on 05/24/2009 10:14:57 AM PDT by DesertRhino (Dogs earn the title of "man's best friend", Muslims hate dogs,,add that up.)
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To: cranked

I predict that it will be a very, very effective weapon!

Against camels!


10 posted on 05/24/2009 10:18:15 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Flavius

looks home made alright.


11 posted on 05/24/2009 10:24:35 AM PDT by roaddog727 (Built Ford tough not Obama weak.)
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To: DesertRhino

Yeah, Jet Ranger was what came to my mind.


12 posted on 05/24/2009 10:25:04 AM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: Flavius

That thing is just sad.


13 posted on 05/24/2009 10:31:29 AM PDT by Dan Middleton
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To: Dan Middleton

yeah its a miracle it flies


14 posted on 05/24/2009 10:33:45 AM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

Looks like a good “run away!” machine.


15 posted on 05/24/2009 10:49:58 AM PDT by twister881
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Without the avionics etc AND pilot training and combined arms tactics, it’s just so much dangerous metal in the sky above their troops.


16 posted on 05/24/2009 11:19:09 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: DesertRhino

I concur, the rotorhead, blades, tailrotor, and engine exhaust look like a Bell 206 Jetranger.


17 posted on 05/24/2009 11:37:10 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: phormer phrog phlyer

I’m no helo expert, but gross weight is going to be an issue with that bird. This is no different from the the two chop job F-5 models the Iranians made. One had twin tails and the other had the wing above the intake. Both of those are going to have huge structural issues and the second is probably going to have some bizarre departure characteristics.


18 posted on 05/24/2009 12:03:03 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Flavius
target practice
19 posted on 05/24/2009 12:05:10 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Flavius
looks like the prius of attack helicopters
20 posted on 05/24/2009 12:17:54 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Flavius
Well it kills as many Iranians as the Cobra has Americans they better crank up the pilot school.
21 posted on 05/24/2009 12:29:13 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Flavius

The helicopter will fly beautifully, with precision parts made by a contractor, which was in turn supplied by a sub-contractor, which was further assisted by a sub-sub-contractor, which received valuable technical assistance from the Mossad :-)


22 posted on 05/24/2009 12:33:23 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: Flavius

Iran sent out six shipsm. See lucianne.comm


23 posted on 05/25/2009 7:35:45 AM PDT by AliVeritas (Stolen from Evil Slayer)
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To: Flavius
the Shahed (Witness) 285

I think "Shaheed" (Martyr) is a better name.

24 posted on 05/25/2009 7:41:15 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr a)
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