The Most Badass Helicopter That Never Existed
It’s really astounding to imagine a program in which the US government would spend $7 billion dollars just to decide wether or not to go through with doing it. That’s the story about a very powerful and promising reconnaissance and attack helicopter: the Comanche Stealth Helicopter.
The Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was an advanced five-blade armed reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed for the United States Army. The Comanche would incorporate stealth technologies, featuring a number of designs previously untried. It was to employ advanced sensors in its reconnaissance role, and was intended to designate targets for the AH-64 Apache. The aircraft was also armed with missiles and rockets to destroy armored vehicles. The RAH-66 program was canceled in 2004, before mass production began, after nearly US$7 billion was spent on the program.
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