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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 06:20 PM
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Did U.S. forces use secret stealth helicopters in bin Laden raid?
They managed to penetrate Pakistani airspace, hover for 40 minutes, and flee undetected towards Afghanistan until the very last minute.

And now, pictures of the wrecked helicopter that crashed in Osama bin Laden's compound may shed new light on how Navy SEAL raiders snuck into Abbottabad without alerting Pakistani forces - by using secret 'stealth' helicopters.

Pictures of the downed chopper's heavily damaged tail section bear a striking resemblance to the smooth angular design of other stealth aircraft and have left aviation experts struggling to identify the unknown machine.

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383482/Osama-B...
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bbinacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 06:22 PM
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1. I hope so. n/t
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 06:22 PM
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2. Well if that is where our defense money goes I can't complain.
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 06:26 PM
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5. heard a man on Charlie Rose say it had the capability to make it
sound like it was leaving when in fact it was right on them....I think that's what I heard him say.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 06:25 PM
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3. Yes, and here's a decent speculative illustration of what the whole thing might've looked like:


More can be found HERE (Be sure to check out Part 2!)

Hat tip to NYC_SKP!

PB
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 06:25 PM
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4. Maybe, but they may be grossly overthinking it too.
Military radar isn't effective below 50 feet or so. Combine that with a flight path designed to avoid inhabited areas, the use of mountainous areas for cover, etcetera, and a skilled and well informed pilot could stay off their screens doing something like that.
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