CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Aug 2, 2006
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It doesn't have anything to do with fear. It has to do with the how the test flight program is mapped out and they obviously don't need to retract the gear to fly at 100 knots.Apparently they're still afraid to raise the landing gear.
Having said that, given the bullet proof nature of V-280 testing so far, I think Bell is already the winner of the Blackhawk replacement. I think the SB-1 is now just a development program for whichever program comes after.