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Offline flateric

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Re: Hughes Model 77 AAH competition winner (became the AH-64)
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2019, 06:35:05 am »
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Re: Hughes Model 77 AAH competition winner (became the AH-64)
« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2019, 08:07:11 pm »
Another interesting Hughes AAH picture - in packed form. Original specifications also called for using of ejector seats and carrying additional antitank missiles internaly, so the helicopter should be re-armed during short landing. Mi-24 crews do it sometimes.

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carrying additional antitank missiles internaly
, if you have anything more on the subject Matej 😯 :P Do we know how many additional missiles it was intended to carry and where within the helicopter they were carried - internally? externally?.......

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Re: Hughes Model 77 AAH competition winner (became the AH-64)
« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2019, 08:11:15 pm »
Would be interesting to know how much weight growth has occurred between the original Hughes Model 77 prototype, to that of the production / operational standard AH-64A, if anyone has these figures!👍


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And remember…remember the glory is not the exhortation of war, but the exhortation of man.
Mans nobility, made transcendent in the fiery crucible of war.
Faithfulness and fortitude.
Gentleness and compassion.
I am honored to be your brother.”

— Lt Col Ralph Honner DSO M