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Thread: Vietnam War Helicopter Aviation: ACH-47G "Guns A Go-Go"

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    Nifty experiment.

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    anyone know why this program didn't go any further?
    too vulnerable because of the 'short' range on the .50 compared to AA fire or just too expensive to operate??
    Chinooks too valuable as a transport asset?

    I wonder what would happen if you tried this with modern tech!
    20mm turret under the nose, hellfires, 2 20mm cannons firing from the side ... w0000i

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    Were those birds even used in combat ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravage View Post
    Were those birds even used in combat ?
    Well 2 were shot down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp2c View Post
    anyone know why this program didn't go any further?
    too vulnerable because of the 'short' range on the .50 compared to AA fire or just too expensive to operate??
    Chinooks too valuable as a transport asset?

    I wonder what would happen if you tried this with modern tech!
    20mm turret under the nose, hellfires, 2 20mm cannons firing from the side ... w0000i
    The CObras were coming in and Army needed every Chinook they had for transport.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravage View Post
    Were those birds even used in combat ?
    I have an old docu on VHS at home that shows these birds in combat. Pretty impressive

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp2c View Post
    I wonder what would happen if you tried this with modern tech!
    20mm turret under the nose, hellfires, 2 20mm cannons firing from the side ... w0000i

    Not exactly your most maneuverable combat platform

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    kudos to you for all these posts, all very informative, almost too much information even

    i had never seen this chinook before, cant imagine it doing a run

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    yeah you're probably right Megaraptor ... but it'd just look so sexy

    Quote Originally Posted by CantGetRight View Post
    kudos to you for all these posts, all very informative, almost too much information even

    i had never seen this chinook before, cant imagine it doing a run
    x2!

    I was going to ***** and moan about starting all those seperate threads on a similar subject but damn, he really put in some effort!

    good job

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    Found another interesting vid of this helicopters...


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