$500 million per helicopter...WTF?!?!

Discussion in 'Boats, Planes, Other' started by matfitz, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Notice how it says:

    "Lockheed was to fit the helicopters to be resilient against a nuclear blast and also fitted with a communications suite equal to that of the Oval Office, as well as state of the art missile defenses."

    That's alot of expensive shit, right there. It isn't exactly nice and simple to make a helicopter resilient against a nuclear blast.
     
  2. #27 RLQ, Jan 16, 2008
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    Well you didn't posted that link before then n00b.
     
  3. So the #$%# what? What kind of engish is that anyway? You assumed some shit that wasn't true, maybe somebody knows a little bit more about aviation than what antiwar.com says. #$%# you #$%# you #$%# you. Go stare at the sun some more or something.
     
  4. STFU you godamn n00b. How the #$%# is a Chinook gonna land where VH1 needs to be able to get into? Ever hear of too big? You friggin dolt.

    "Like it matters. Point is, they are spending billions to put an executive bathroom in a chopper. What a bunch of asshats."

    and yet:
    "In a $1.7 billion deal, Lockheed was to fit the helicopters to be resilient against a nuclear blast and also fitted with a communications suite equal to that of the Oval Office, as well as state of the art missile defenses, and a 14-person cabin (complete with executive bathroom)."

    So I guess everything else on that list is free?
     
  5. Im really doubting you can get a nuclear blast proof helicopter
     
  6. Your post count obviously does not indicate your IQ. They go from the south lawn to the airport, then back.
     
  7. Apparently you don't realize they often transport the helicopters to whereever the President may be going outside of Washington D.C. as well.
     
  8. Because the VH-53s they use now are actually nearly the size of a "Shnook." The chinooks aren't very wide, which is why they were not used to begin with. The H-53 is a wider machine.
     
  9. VH-53 is a Sea Stallion right?
     
  10. Marine One is usually a SH3 Sea King, which is 16.7m long. A Chinook is 30.1m long.

    A CH53 is indeed about as long as a Chinook, 30.2m. But the VH71 is only 22.81m, much smaller than both. Hence more transportable, and able to access smaller LZs. The CH53 also has a wider rotor diameter than the other 3.
     
  11. WTF I thought F-22 Raptors were only $120 million each!?
     
  12. Including R&D costs, an F-22 runs about $150 million per unit.
     
  13. Funniest member here. You really take this place too seriously. Calm down. Its seems you get all worked up in every thread you post.
     
  14. STFU matco. Its pretty obvious you're an idiot. You've probably already realized that, so I think now would be a good time to stop.
     

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