Well that’s a kinda sorta argument.Coaxial vertical lift heli - Raider and Defiant
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Defiant’s eight-bladed aft prop is the same diameter as a P-51 Mustang propeller and necessary to push the 30,000-pound aircraft to speeds above 200 knots. Unlike a conventional helicopter, none of Defiant’s tail section is flight critical. If the tail boom, which includes no hydraulics, took a direct hit and literally fell off, the aircraft would still be able to operate as a helicopter. All control surfaces aft of the engine outlet are controlled by electronic actuators.
... and'time to put money where mouth is' problem perhaps, LOL ...
The confusion and frustration coming from the committee today will probably grow sharper tomorrow, when acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, Navy chief Adm. Michael Gilday, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger appears to explain what is happening with their once-touted modernization plans.
does that thing exist outside PR Dept?Just saw this pop-up on my twitter feed. Cool to see such a high resolution (both picture quality and detail of weapon) picture posted.