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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Here's mine at ECP.



    Wow. Focal length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    u mean the shot i took was a toy or the pic taken by retrok?

    Mine's REAL.not toy.
    Wait... better set the record straight. The picture wasn't taken by me, else I would have place the photo on this forum.

    Sorry for the confusion Jeannie.

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    Here's a closer look at the underside of the radome:

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    U can catch them flying damn low along east coast beach as that is their holding area for the entrance during the parade. They will do racecourse round up and down the beach. Saw it yesterday. Magnificent sight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    things looks good from a different perspective!


    look like a remote control toy.. but.. good effort !
    Last edited by raincool2005; 15th July 2007 at 08:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    radar system for the apache..
    cool!

    i remember seeing a plane with a flat baluku on top.a rather big one.
    now they have it on helicopters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrok View Post
    Wait... better set the record straight. The picture wasn't taken by me, else I would have place the photo on this forum.

    Sorry for the confusion Jeannie.
    no lah.i jump to conclusion.
    i apologise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chromodynamics View Post
    Here's a closer look at the underside of the radome:
    can it transform?

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    AH-64D is a very deady tank killer from the air, before the enemy could hear its rotors sounds or see it visually, its missiles are already into their tanks. Speed and Precision..

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    AH-64D is a very deady tank killer from the air, before the enemy could hear its rotors sounds or see it visually, its missiles are already into their tanks. Speed and Precision..
    i have a relative who's a pilot in RSAF.

    he once told me helis are sitting ducks when they meet fighter planes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i have a relative who's a pilot in RSAF.

    he once told me helis are sitting ducks when they meet fighter planes.
    yup, heli goes down when a jet plane flies over it... the turbulences created by the jet down the heli.... Argentinean heli pilots had to learn this the hard way when they encountered British Harriers over the Falklands...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    yup, heli goes down when a jet plane flies over it... the turbulences created by the jet down the heli.... Argentinean heli pilots had to learn this the hard way when they encountered British Harriers over the Falklands...
    i doubt the apachee(correct spelling?) is not that weak.
    what i meant is, they really couldnt outrun a fighter plane.
    a launch of a missile and it should be game over.

    not sure lah.i'm really not interested in warfare.

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    how's this?still look like toy?
    Last edited by jeanie; 15th July 2007 at 09:15 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post


    how's this?still look like toy?
    Its the decepticon 星星叫 !
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i have a relative who's a pilot in RSAF.

    he once told me helis are sitting ducks when they meet fighter planes.
    yap.. survival in war depends on luck. Normally, they will have fighter cover above by F-16s

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    how's this?still look like toy?

    i remember seeing a plane with a flat baluku on top.a rather big one.

    not so much. looks more real cos the dimensions in relation with the whole pic is different.

    as for the baluku plane, its probably the AWACS (airborne early warning aircraft) or the E2C Hawkeye as they call it in the air force. there's 4 of them in the air force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    cool!

    i remember seeing a plane with a flat baluku on top.a rather big one.
    now they have it on helicopters!
    That would be an AWACS, for 'Airborne Warning and Control System'. The more recognisable ones are the American E-3 Sentry and E-2 Hawkeye (carrier borne), and the Russian A-50 Mainstay



    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i have a relative who's a pilot in RSAF.

    he once told me helis are sitting ducks when they meet fighter planes.
    Modern military doctrine really doesn't see the use of helicopter against jet-propelled attack aircraft anymore. Common attack strategy is to use precision weaponry to eliminate air power on the ground. What this means is the use of laser guided and/or long range weaponry (laser guided gravity bombs and cruise missiles) to destroy air bases, particularly the runways, delivered in surprise attacks by ships or bombers outside the target's airspace, or by stealth bombers, or bombers flying inside the target's airspace using stealth techniques (flying below radar for instance). Only when this is done and enemy air power is decimated will helicopters be sent in along with ground forces to eliminate ground threats. When this is happening, jet propelled aircraft are still used, except with ground-attack configuration, and less in air-to-air configuration. There is very little chance of a scenario where helicopters are pitted against jet attack aircraft.

    To put it simply, the only time you'll see Singapore AH-64Ds in action against jet aircraft is when our country is already on the verge of being completely taken over. I don't think any of our generals really think 8 Apaches will do nuts against just about any real threat in Asia, not when Malaysia has MiG-29s and is thinking of getting SU-30MKMs. Not when our fleet consists second hand 70s-era planes like the F-5, F-16, and even the F-15. The purchases of all these American aircraft is very much more of a 'you rub my back and I'll rub yours' sort of deal, in my opinion. We pump some money into the American aeronautical industry so we can count on them if we're attacked.

    EDIT: Did I mention Malaysia's F-18D Hornet? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    yup, heli goes down when a jet plane flies over it... the turbulences created by the jet down the heli.... Argentinean heli pilots had to learn this the hard way when they encountered British Harriers over the Falklands...
    yah.. Falklands War. Exocets prove its kill on some british warships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    That's what, half of our AH-64 fleet? Hahaha.
    nope, we had a total of 20 according to Wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AH-64D

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    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    nope, we had a total of 20 according to Wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AH-64D
    Oh yeah we did order more right? Aha

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