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Offline Machdiamond

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 06:20:50 am »
Well, undoubtedly we are here in the presence of a newly revealed black program.

It looks like a decision was made that the value of the target was deemed important enough to risk exposing it.

It's exciting, when was the last time that a manned black program was revealed? Quite a few years now.

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 06:22:33 am »
I hope you get more of a response than I did  ???

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,12587.msg123520.html#msg123520

For the record I'm not a member on military photo's and am not running back to lesser forums with information gleaned here to seek glory

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 06:44:40 am »
I'm really at a loss on this one. I wonder if this is some sort of unacknowledged MH-60 development or modification?

I'd love to know Yasotay's thoughts on this.

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 06:54:49 am »
Its probably in a shipping container on its way to China by now....

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 06:56:38 am »
My money is on a low observable derivative of the MH-60, but this is an uneducated guess.

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2011, 07:00:11 am »
A faceted, radar-stealthy blackhawk derivative has been mentioned on the forum before.

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2011, 07:18:01 am »
An LO development of the UH-60 would certainly make logical sense for this op and would have certainly aided the penetration of Pakistani airspace. The question then of course becomes how much redesign has gone into the aircraft.

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 07:22:27 am »
looks like a pave low to me

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 07:37:45 am »
The tail assembly does not look right for a Pave Low, at least to me...?

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 07:48:23 am »
i justb saw a  video on msnbc that showed a very similar tail but i cant find anthing on the internet.

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2011, 07:49:59 am »
I was looking at the pictures above and comparing with other available Pave Low images and the tail assembly looks very different.

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2011, 08:08:05 am »
Ohhhh ... it's getting interesting !

I would say if this wasn't a special-modified version - itself most interesting - of a Blackhawk, then most likely something "NEW" (and therefore even more interesting !).

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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2011, 08:16:28 am »
Here is a sat pic of Osama's Compound after the attack with presumably the wreck of the 'Black Helicopter' in the middle there. If someone can find a scale for the compound (possibly one some media graphic) then we can get a rough sizing of the beastie (via rotor disc). Two things are for certain: it has a four blade rotor and it isn't a Stealth Blimp.
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Re: Assault on Bin Laden: mystery of the downed chopper
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2011, 08:23:21 am »
You'd think if it were a "black" design the US would be in control of the area and recovering the aircraft, rather than let it get carted off to China.  Pakistan is our "allie" after all.
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