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Offline Rapunzel

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Why is there a US Apache helicopter in China?
« on: October 15, 2013, 06:06:31 PM »

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Re: Why is there a US Apache helicopter in China?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 06:43:24 PM »
The Apache is 30 year old tech.
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Re: Why is there a US Apache helicopter in China?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 01:33:29 AM »
The Apache is 30 year old tech.

The MiL 24 Hind is 50 year old tech. Still the fastest and nastiest gunship in the sky, by far.

If you have a solid concept and constantly upgrade as tech advances become available the age of the concept doesn't matter.
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Re: Why is there a US Apache helicopter in China?
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 12:47:18 PM »
The MiL 24 Hind is 50 year old tech. Still the fastest and nastiest gunship in the sky, by far.

If you have a solid concept and constantly upgrade as tech advances become available the age of the concept doesn't matter.

True, but the basic airframe is nothing new.  It's been around so long that making a copy would not be hard.
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