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Old 08-21-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Saw on our internal web newspaper tonight that we just won a $1.4 billion contract to supply the Indian army with AH-64 Apache gunships. The competition was the Russian Mi-28. Not being familiar with the Mi-28 I looked it up. It's an evolution of the famous Mi-24, a helicopter I am familiar with. While I would like to think the Boeing helicopter (originally Hughes) is the better machine I have to award the Mi-28 the prize for bad-ass looks. First photo is the AH-64, second photo is the Mi-28.



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Old 08-22-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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I don't think I'd want either of those angry at me!
Congrats to Boeing.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:48 PM   #3
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Have one of them looking you in face while having a nice cruise would be a butt pucker moment for sure.
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I need a less obsolete gun!

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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Ah Mark, its perfect for neighborhood watch!
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I think I spotted Sly Stalone hiding behind a rock down there.
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:46 PM   #7
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i need a less obsolete gun!

accuracy, mark. Accuracy!
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Yes, and it would be helpful if they had reinstalled the sights and provided someone to handle the horizontal-handling controls (I've got the vertical) and several other fellows to load the gun! Better yet, automatic loading and radar-controlled/automatic aiming!
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