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  • Tango III
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    A Soviet-made Mi-7 Lao military helicopter that went missing this week with 23 people on board.

    Report Says Crash Site of Missing Lao Helicopter Found

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    • Lt Anderson
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      It was a Mi-17 and it was not "soviet-made". "Russian-made" would be better. The Mi-8 was "soviet-made".

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      • MSphere
        Senior Member

        Originally posted by Lt Anderson View Post
        It was a Mi-17 and it was not "soviet-made". "Russian-made" would be better. The Mi-8 was "soviet-made".
        Many Mi-17s were Soviet-made.. The Mi-8MT(MTV) was introduced in 1977, first Mi-17s were exported in 1981.

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        • WG-13
          One-time Pongo

          Lynx AH7 officially becomes 'historic' today, on retirement from AAC service.

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          • Jungle Boy
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            IF Wikipedia is right you are correct since the Mi-17 in question was purchased in 1997 from Russia. Former Hips(Mi-8) were purchased from Soviet Union in late 70s.
            Last edited by Jungle Boy; 31st July 2015, 21:01.

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            • ijozic
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              Originally posted by Lt Anderson View Post
              It was a Mi-17 and it was not "soviet-made". "Russian-made" would be better. The Mi-8 was "soviet-made".
              That's funny because "Mi-17" was the export designation of the "Mi-8MT", produced from the late 70s.
              Last edited by ijozic; 31st July 2015, 21:31.

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              • Lt Anderson
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                Originally posted by MSphere View Post
                Many Mi-17s were Soviet-made.. The Mi-8MT(MTV) was introduced in 1977, first Mi-17s were exported in 1981.
                Correct.

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                • djcross
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                  Mi-28 crash

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                  • Nubin
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                    RIP, sad to see your partner in flames and can't help him ....

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                    • Nubin
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                      Sudan Air Force MBB Bo 105 !

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                      Sudan Air Force is not known for operating these birds, any idea when they were obtained and from where ? could be ex South African ?

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                      • Multirole
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                        I'm puzzled why Russia never sold Syria Mi-28s. Seems just what they need against ISIS.
                        pb::

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                        • TR1
                          TR1
                          http://tiny.cc/tp8kd

                          Originally posted by Multirole View Post
                          I'm puzzled why Russia never sold Syria Mi-28s. Seems just what they need against ISIS.
                          Money, plus it would be blatant open support (which so far has been fairly low profile if extensive). With brand new Mi-28s you can't claim Soviet era deliveries.

                          Syria ordered Yak-130s and MiG-29s a while ago, and those contracts have been frozen as well. Meanwhile the "Syrian Express" comes into Tartus monthly.
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                          • Tango III
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                            New S-70B Seahawk helicopters headed to Brazil

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                            • Tango III
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                              Afghan military helicopter crash kills all 17 on board

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                              • JSR
                                JSR
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                                Originally posted by Multirole View Post
                                I'm puzzled why Russia never sold Syria Mi-28s. Seems just what they need against ISIS.
                                There is production constraints. Iraq is more important due to protection of Oil. i think if Iran gets money. there is big opportunity for Russian weopon sales to Syria.
                                infact lower oil prices will make even the rich arab poor that they will only afford Russian weopons to fight endless wars.

                                http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...-backing-assad

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                                • TomcatViP
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                                  US Army to acquire enhanced MH-47G Block 2 Chinooks

                                  he US Army Aviation Integration Directorate is proposing the resumption of production after this date to deliver an undisclosed number of additional MH-47G helicopters in a Block 2 configuration
                                  [...]
                                  One option being proposed by the company is the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blade (ACRB). Still under development, the ACRB is not a flat blade* as currency fitted, but features lots of geometry and a new asymmetric aerofoil to increase the lift by approximately 900 kg per blade (5,400 kg for the helicopter). An interesting design criterion of this blade is that the first 45 cm, where it attaches to the hub, is identical to the old blade for easy retrofit (the ACRB is also made of the same materials as the old blade). Boeing said that the ACRB should be ready for fielding in about 2019, raising the baseline CH-47F helicopter's current payload from 10,886 kg to 16,286 kg
                                  The ACRB system:


                                  Source:
                                  http://www.janes.com/
                                  http://www.flightglobal.com/

                                  *I assume symetrical airfoil is what has to be read.

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                                  • Tango III
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                                    Israeli air force looks for lift from CH-53K

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                                    • Rii
                                      Rii
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                                      Those numbers seem incredible. I also question that payload capacity could be increased by 50% without implications for the airframe.

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                                      • Nubin
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                                        Video shows Saudi-led coalition Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopters at Aden

                                        I couldn't download the video, but it clearly shows 4 Apaches !,

                                        This is his twitter account : https://twitter.com/sakirkhader .

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                                        • Tango III
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                                          UH-1N Huey Replacement Industry Day Announcement

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