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Helicopter Spotting....No, Seriously This Time.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ochmude, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. ochmude

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    Just 20 minutes ago I was driving eastbound on I-8 in Yuma. Ahead of me, I saw a helicopter flying towards me straight down the highway at pretty low altitude, maybe 400' AGL. I see Cobras flying around all the time, so I didn't think too much of it, especially when I saw the wings on the side. As it got closer, though, I realized that it didn't have the right rotor mast for a Cobra, and the wings were sloped downward slightly. I then spotted a very distinct characteristic double bubble canopy. Sure as $#!+, it was a Mi-24 and it had ordnance loaded on the wings. Sooooo, is it go time yet?
     
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    All the bad guys in the movies have one. It must have been a bad guy.
     
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    in on group buy
     
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  11. ochmude

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    Not really. Albany is closer to Boston than Yuma to Tucson. I wonder if that one is still airworthy?
     
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  13. ochmude

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    ? Albany... never go there, too far. [grin]
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    I bet it was part of the Afghan pilot training program ( I'm not kidding lol). When I was there in 2011, in Wardak province there were US and Polish helos shadowing Afghan MI-24s on missions. I spoke with a few different pilots that said they were training Afghan instructor pilots here in the US. I think the US has committed to doing this until 2024
     
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    S.H.I.EL.D operations, the found another Asgardian relic in the desert.

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    Was it near Goldwater?

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    Are they Mass compliant?
     
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    So what round for Mi-24 ?
    Is 9mm enough ?
     
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    Depends how many rounds and placement, placement, placement! [smile]
     
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    Isn't there a Marine Corps base in Yuma?
     
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    See post #5
     
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    nice. repped post #5.

    reading comprehension failure, coffee level was zero. i'm okay now.
     
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  29. ochmude

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    Yeah, it was about 3 miles north of BMG. I've actually never seen A-10's out here now that you mention it. I have had the pleasure of using NVG's to watch Cobras make strafing runs on Yodaville on a couple of occasions. THAT was badass.
     
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    hai gaiths

    >wake up
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    >see this
    >what do?

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