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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
    • 25370

    Mi-24 Combat Helicopter Crash-Lands in Central Russia

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    • TomcatViP
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      • Nov 2011
      • 6122

      A picture of the Airbus H-160 published in TakeOff mag as posted in the RuAF thread raised my attention.

      We have been discussing the weird idea to integrate a F1 like mustache on the rear boom of that design, what I suspect was more a "Designer" input than that of an Engineer.

      On this picture we can see that Airbus now face troubles with this. X crossed variable geometry* struts (1) are now bracing the lower lip of the spoiler replacing the small vertical fins that were there before. Also what seems Heavy fixations (2) are placed on the outboard vertical section to mitigate delamination.

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      Vibrations mode and resonance might be the cause of the trouble (hence the variable bracing to find a convenient AoA of this incredibly weird thingy).

      Here is another view (other side).
      1: pivot link
      2. extensible strut
      3. cmd ctrl or fluid input

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      Last but not least, I'll let the reader meditate on the next pic:

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      Notice also (again) that the prototype seems to have discarded the hacken-cross rotor...

      *see item3 on second picture
      Last edited by TomcatViP; 17th September 2015, 22:56.

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      • Nubin
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Aug 2006
        • 68

        Mi 8 crash landing

        UN Mi 8 crash landed somewhere, no fatalities .
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2c1...ature=youtu.be
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        • Tango III
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          • Sep 2006
          • 25370

          French navy receives 15th NH90 NFH

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          • MSphere
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            • Feb 2010
            • 8983

            A single Ka-52 has appeared at Ain Oussera AFB in Algeria on Thursday, 17-Sep. Two days later the eval trials have commenced, esp. night flying.
            The machine is a factory fresh White #75, two tone camo.. Similar to this one...

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            Last edited by MSphere; 22nd September 2015, 22:02.

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            • Tango III
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              • Sep 2006
              • 25370

              Source: Egypt buys 50 Russian Alligator helicopters, deck-based version may be supplied

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              • TomcatViP
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                • Nov 2011
                • 6122

                I fail to see a planed strategy in it. So they will buy the Alligator (finally a well chosen name for the theater) and then, not one but two Mistrals with nothing else that those aircraft to operate from.. No SAR, no replenishing helo, no maritime or air surveillance vectors, nothing?

                I fear the worst. So far there is no planed cohesion, no such budget, no experience of operating such complex system. Do they even have the smaller landing craft etc ?

                It looks very much like a pavillon of complaisance and another dark episode in the Mistral saga.
                Last edited by TomcatViP; 23rd September 2015, 23:47.

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                • Get_It
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Oct 2006
                  • 98

                  Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
                  I fail to see a planed strategy in it. So they will buy the Alligator (finally a well chosen name for the theater) and then, not one but two Mistrals with nothing else that those aircraft to operate from.. No SAR, no replenishing helo, no maritime or air surveillance vectors, nothing?
                  Egypt is still negotiating the acquisition of NH-90 helicopters. Maybe they'll double down on that?

                  Best regards,

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                  • TR1
                    TR1
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                    • Oct 2010
                    • 9826

                    Yeah as far as priorities this seems to be an even worse decision for Egypt than it was for Russia.

                    Nice present in the form of the Ka-52 order though.
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                    • Tango III
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                      • Sep 2006
                      • 25370

                      Lockheed says U.S. approves its $9 billion takeover of Sikorsky

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                      • Tango III
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                        • Sep 2006
                        • 25370

                        Afghan MD 530F lost to accident, air force criticises helicopter's performance

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                        • TomcatViP
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                          • Nov 2011
                          • 6122

                          Originally posted by Get_It View Post
                          Egypt is still negotiating the acquisition of NH-90 helicopters. Maybe they'll double down on that?

                          Best regards,
                          Thanks.

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                          • Tango III
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                            • Sep 2006
                            • 25370

                            Iraqi Bell 407 helo shot down near Tikrit

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                            • Tango III
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                              • Sep 2006
                              • 25370

                              India Inks Deal To Buy 37 New Boeing Military Helicopters

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                              • Tango III
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                                • Sep 2006
                                • 25370

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

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                                • Tango III
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                                  • Sep 2006
                                  • 25370

                                  Egypt has not ordered the naval version of the Ka-52 attack helicopter for its Mistral-class helicopter carriers.

                                  Egypt has yet to select helicopters for Mistrals

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                                  • Tango III
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                                    • Sep 2006
                                    • 25370

                                    China’s New Attack Helicopter Takes to the Skies for First Flight

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                                    • Tango III
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                                      • Sep 2006
                                      • 25370

                                      H-13 Sioux/Bell G-47.

                                      Ukraine Rules the Skies With New Korean War-Era Helicopter

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                                      • Tango III
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                                        • Sep 2006
                                        • 25370

                                        Thai Army Orders 8 AW139s.

                                        AgustaWestland At Helitech: Contracts Announced Worth 140 Million Euro
                                        Last edited by Tango III; 8th October 2015, 19:24.

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                                        • Tango III
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                                          • Sep 2006
                                          • 25370

                                          Russia to Sign Contract on Mi-35 Deliveries to Afghanistan in October

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