Re: Another Stealth Chopper in the Osama Raid?

Message posted by Mark on May 21, 2011 at 15:41:23 PST:

Since we know the second set of helicopters had the capacity to extract the first teams to land if required. They obviously had to have enough space for at least 12 fully armed Seals in addition to the troops they carried. Based on this they couldn't be Silent Hawks. They obviously also were able to penetrate Pakistani airspace without being detected so we can assume they were LO. Based on the inventory of US vertical lift aircraft this means they had to be either Chinooks or Osprey. Since the Osprey doesn't yet have a great reliability record the macro conclusion is they were Chinooks. Thus the aircraft shown in the OP is not that farfetched.

In Reply to: Re: Another Stealth Chopper in the Osama Raid? posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on May 21, 2011 at 10:08:03 PST:


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