Secret Aircraft Exposed by AFP

Sunday, July 23, 2006
Airlifts using C-130 helicopters, the largest in the US military, whisked the wounded to local hospitals.
I've seen a video of a C-130 landing on a carrier but the helicopter version is new to me. Whoa, bet the military wants more of those. The whole story.

h/t Countercolumn.


Buddy Larsen said...

Chuck, have you seen the new helicopter Abrams tank?

Knucklehead said...


I've seen the VTOL Abrams A6 but never the helicopter one. Once they got the C-130 helicopter into service I think they dropped the Abrams helicopter project which was, after all, only in the prototype phase. It was promising but redundant now that armored, H/A-130 gunships ("The Scorpian") are being delivered.

Skookumchuk said...

Buddy, Chuck:

I understand as part of their remilitarization effort, the Japanese Navy is building a helicopter Yamato.

Seneca the Younger said...

I'm just sure there is a wonderfully apposite Mencken quote.