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Old 09-18-2007, 07:40 PM
Tacky Tacky is offline
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Originally Posted by Grimm View Post

I do agree with tacky the Osprey is a piece of ******* **** that I wouldn't put my worst enemy in. For a truly great bird try the 53. Navy, Marines, and Air force all use them they are some powerful workhorses. 1st helicopter to do a barrel roll and a loop de loop.
-53 is a great airframe, unfortunately .. esp. on the Air Force side of the house, they need replacing. They've been used so much the current frames are practically dead. We use the AF birds for the SOF mission, since most are broken these days .. we're scraping by with whatever we can get. 160th only has so many birds.

It's a shame to see the AF getting ride of a proven and reliable airframe for the Osprey.
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