GTX said:Seeing some serious Republic Seabee inspiration in this.
kaiserbill said:From what I can gather, David Fabish was one of the designers of the Mirage 2000. There was some speculation about where he went to after the Carver was cancelled...
The next generation Rooivalk will feature better sights, improved firepower,
kaiserbill said:The next generation Rooivalk will feature better sights, improved firepower,
Rather ironic, when one considers the far more sophisticated original local sight was replaced by a less capable French sight, as can be seen when comparing pics of the original Rooivalk to the production variant. This then also tied into them therefore not integrating/slowing down the entire Mokopa missile development and integration programme.
There was a fellow over on the SAAF forum who worked on the original sight, and the associated Mokopa, and he was pretty annoyed and quite vocal about the fact that they went for the foreign, less capable sight. It seems he was right.
sa_bushwar said:Saw this at the PE SAAF museum in July 2007, but it is not there anymore. Not sure if it military. Anybody has more info?
sa_bushwar said:Any idea what chin mounted MG was tried on the Rooivalk prototype? It is different to the 20mm production version. The board in front of the helicopter states 30mm XG-30.