Klaatu barada nikto
- 17 June 2007
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yasotay said:To my knowledge only two aircraft were completed prior to the end of the program. Both of those were flying prototypes. I am not aware if the ground test article was completed.
yasotay said:While I did not fly the Comanche I knew many of the Army aviators who did work the actual aircraft. It was a good flying bird, even with it being very overweight.
The UH-72 program is a total disaster. Cry The helicopter is not combat rated yet in service with the US National Guard. So they have a totally un-deployable a/c that is not compatiable with the rest of the Army or Reserves.
Now it has been announced that it is so badly unpowered and can not be used in hot weather or at high altitudes.
yasotay said:Thanks Flateric. Spent a fair amount of time in that cockpit, well the Comanche Portable Cockpit (Simulator) working on manned - unmanned teaming efforts and other RAH-66 daring-do.
MIRAGE 4000 said:Where are the Comanche now ? In museum ? :-\
(AH-56, S67 and now RAH-66, what a sad story !)
JohnR said:Just a small technical question, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the Fenestron tail rotor compaired to a conventional one.
I can see stealth being one as the moving tips of the rotor are covered.