Discuss WAH-64 Today's Telegraph Article in Aviation on The Army Rumour Service; Torygraph today (Monday 25th March) says that the Apache "can't fire" hellfire missiles during peace-time because of the debris produced by firing damages the airframe - and, specifically - the tail rotor.
Is this all ...
Torygraph today (Monday 25th March) says that the Apache "can't fire" hellfire missiles during peace-time because of the debris produced by firing damages the airframe - and, specifically - the tail rotor.
Is this all journo-invented bullsh*t, a mountain made from a mole-hill, or another example of something that looks good but isn't actually that good ?
Written by an ex-Sgt in the Int Corps. Obviously qualified to comment. He broadbrushes and bashes similar subjects to do the normal journo thing of sensationalising and non story. Wouldn't read too much into it.
If you want someone to comment on how good the Hellfire missile is try:
Mr S Hussein
President for Life
The Peopleīs Republic of Iraq
As my colleague Flashy has said, it is the story that is ARRSE. *The UK Apache hasnīt yet received clearance to fire any of its weapons systems but that is just part of the acceptance process. *Donīt believe all that you read.
I would never believe everything I read (especially if it's put out by DCC(A) !) *;) - but I kinda figured that this was a load of horse manure. *But that's journos for you. Ta' v much for the brief answer.
[edited for a typo - my k ybo rd don t wrok prop rly]
The story didn't seem to originate in UK. *The writer(s) were reporting on spam 64s, not ours. *Sounded convincing enough in the four papers I read anyway.... *Not that I care, they have many years to sort that one out before we have sufficient numbers of them to put a regiment together.... *:(