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  • #91
    North Caucasus : Problems of Helicopter Support in Mountains
    by C.W. Blandy
    Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
    August 2007

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    • #92
      I agree the Ka-52 is a beauty

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      • #93
        I thought exactly the same thing. Australia should buy some simply cause of how good they look. The Tiger looks so gangly, cheaply made and unwieldly by comparison.

        Funny thing with Russian wares. Their armored vehicles, warships and the rest or generally very utilitarian and quite ugly but they sure build their birds pretty.
        The best part of repentance is the sin

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        • #94
          Originally posted by chakos View Post
          Funny thing with Russian wares. Their armored vehicles, warships and the rest or generally very utilitarian and quite ugly but they sure build their birds pretty.
          Not so! At least, not in my opinion.

          Soviet warships have almost always had a grace and style all their own. The Kirov-class being the epitome of that.

          And while I wholeheartedly agree that their aircraft are, on the whole, extremely easy on the eyes (Blackjack and Backfire especially), there's always a clunker or two: Mi-28 Havoc. Talk about a 3-bagger :(

          (Also the Helix and Hormone, compact but butt-ugly!)
          My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.

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          • #95
            See i would consider the Kirov to be the exception to the rule. It is a gorgeous warship. But look at the Sovromenny, the Moskva (vomits), the older Kara and Kresta class cruisers. All hideous looking warships.
            The best part of repentance is the sin

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            • #96
              my opinion

              the apachee looks way meaner then the russian,the russian helo looks like a civilian beechcraft or cesna with stubs and rotors,to plain.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by biteasaur View Post
                the apachee looks way meaner then the russian,the russian helo looks like a civilian beechcraft or cesna with stubs and rotors,to plain.
                True it does, but it is uglier then this. It very sexy and smooth. I bet if it had the same weapons and other equipments like the apachee it would be better. There are few weapons that look good and this KA-52 is one of them.

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                • #98
                  Russian aircraft generally look good. Except the Tu-22.

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                  • #99
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                    anybody have any pics of the chinese attack helo,also the b1 bomber looks better then the white swan tu22,its just sleeker looking.

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                    • The Tu-160 is the "white swan" not Tu-22. And Hunter said "except" the Tu-22.

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                        well i guess i need to ask for your humble forgiveness,i got the 2 mixed up.

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                        • Oleg Antonov used to say: "Ugly airplane won't fly". Andrey Tupolev opposed: "With good engine even the gate will fly". :)
                          We're so bad, we're even bad at it

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                          • Originally posted by Andrey Egorov View Post
                            Oleg Antonov used to say: "Ugly airplane won't fly". Andrey Tupolev opposed: "With good engine even the gate will fly". :)

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                            • Originally posted by Andrey Egorov View Post
                              Oleg Antonov used to say: "Ugly airplane won't fly". Andrey Tupolev opposed: "With good engine even the gate will fly". :)
                              But is it a good looking gate?
                              "Only Nixon can go to China." -- Old Vulcan proverb.

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                              • Originally posted by gunnut View Post
                                But is it a good looking gate?
                                yeah, and painted Khokhloma all the way from nose tip to the tail :))

                                Actually, both of them failed their statements, since most of Antonov's airplanes are pretty ugly(though most of them damn impressive) but mighty freighters and Tupolev's graceful birds (Tu22M1-2-3 falls off as gracefull) were always short on engine power. A grin of fortune...
                                We're so bad, we're even bad at it

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