I'M STILL FUCKING MAD ABOUT THIS /k/ ITS NOT FUCKING FAIR
>>34011709The Kiowa is still a better recon helicopter, get over it.
>>34011709You think you got it hard? Try being me and seeing the Mil V-12 and rage hard at what could've been.
>>34011795That's what they were replaceing, both Allison powered.
>>34011839seeing videos of this thing airborne makes my dick a stick
>>34011839>Mil V-12>what could've beenLike ~200 dead soviets in a pile of burning helicopter on the side of some godforsaken mountain in Afghanistan?Shit, now I want it too. Also, >>34011795 is right. The RAH-66 was designed for a type conflict that the US won't be involved in for a while longer. Given the high-maintenance nature of stealth anything, let alone an anything that spends most of it's combat time flying through dust and getting shot at, I can't imagine it would have gained a good reputation among troops, ground crews, and even pilots.
>>34011910OH58 was junk. Used to be good till the army loaded it up with so much equipment and shit the thing couldn't get out of its own way.Just like they are doing to the AH64D, and currently the AH64E has a decent power margin but the army in its infinite wisdom will load it up with shit until it can barely get out of its own way again.And the cycle will repeat it self. Breaks my heart.
>>34011951>implying that the RAH-66 wouldn't have come off the production line loaded up with all that shit anyway.
>>34011709>I'M STILL FUCKING MADMe too anon me too. At least I managed to nigger rig pic related to output the MFDs to a laptop screen and the pilot view to a monitor with a HOTAS (seats set up side by side for the ka-52 and front to back for the rah-66, ah-64, and mi-28) and 2 player'd it with a buddy back in the day.
>>34011988oh fuck man they cancelled that thing BECAUSE of the army loading it up with shit, changing software, changing hardware, massive cost overruns that caused over budget and over timeline until the army said ok fuck it stop. The army is its own worst enemy.
>>34011709Brb, time to LHX.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_bxADp019U
>>34011995Holy fuck that pic takes me back.
>>34011709Its nieces/nephews helped kill 9/11 Man, let it go.
>>34011709It's okay. She was too pure for this earth.
>>34011910Is this a larue mount for the dude on the left?
There's only 1 chopper in my book, and I only know only like 4.Add a tandem and we'll talk.
>>34012357Bell still sells modernized Hueys on the civilian market. That's my dream chopper.
>>34012357>bylat fareing is too expense ivan you not notice it gone anyways
>>34011709Comanche was cool but realistically having a stealth capacity to an attack helicopter is of limited use by the nature of its mission at least the way the US deploys attack helicopters anyway. What was important was the tech it pioneered that undoubtedly went into creating the stealth Blackhawk that is used for special ops insertion and extraction which is really a much better role for a very expensive stealth helicopter.
this now a game nostalgia thread
>>34013957>TFW you'll never get to blow up latin american narcos assaulting the DC mall after the wall goes up in your RAH-66Feels bad man
>>34013957"Hey, check out our new tow launchers!"
>>34011839That's a big helicopter.
>>34011709Why did you have to remind me of this. ;_;
>>34014052The strike games were amazing. Pic related was Jungle Strike iirc
>>34014071When will this plague of a meme end?
>>34014295When the plane is crashed (plane means reddit).
Even if the cold war hadn't ended, they'd be kind of obsolete anyway, since gunship avionics are so good now that they dont need spotters at all.
>>34011709It was a retarded idea like the G11 and LSAT.
>>34013957Bout to take all you niggas way way back.
>>34011951New engine on the way bros.Dualspoolrules.com
>>34014283I only ever played Nuclear Strike.Dat MLRS and KA-50 tho>game also lets you roll around in an abrams>an IFV>Hovercraft>and an A-10>Fucking Pyongyong level with tear gas grenades and poking shit with your weak-ass machine gunsI don't know what it is about that type of shit but I love games that let you do out of character shit like that. A flying game letting you control a tank or vice-versa was just the neatest shit ever to me when I was a child.
>>34011709You think you got it bad...
>>34014295When Globalism is Ashes, this meme has my permission to die.