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ShannonBC Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-10 03:07 PM
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275. Chopper out of range of an RPG
Oh, and one more thing;

I measured the delay between the rounds being fired and their arriving on target as about 1.5 seconds. The muzzle velocity of a 30mm Apache round is given as 1350 m/s, meaning that the helicopter was about 2km from the target.

The maximum range (at this point, the odds of hitting a stationary target are about 4%) of an RPG is listed as 500m. In other words, even if they had an RPG, the pilots would have been in no danger.

What's more, they could have gotten twice as close and still have been well out of range. That could have made all the difference in determining whether or not they had weapons.

These guys could have made sure, but they didn't because they just wanted to kill someone. That simple. It boggles the mind that the US Army would trust these two psychotics with a heavily armed helicopter.
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