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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2017 8:42 p.m. PST

….in 87 U.S. Scout Helicopters.

"On July 27, 2013, as a column of armored personnel carriers and tanks rumbled before the stand of Kim Jong Un to commemorate the end of a bloody war with the United States 60 years earlier, four small American-made MD 500E helicopters buzzed low overhead. You can see it occur at 3:13 in the this video. If you look closely, you can see they have been wired with anti-tank missiles on racks slung on the sides.

In fact, this was the first confirmation that Pyongyang has maintained the fleet of 87 U.S.-built helicopters it smuggled into the country more than a quarter century ago.

The MD 500 is a civilian version of the distinctive Army OH-6 Cayuse light observation helicopter, which entered U.S. military service back in the 1960s. The no-frills design has been nicknamed the "Flying Egg" due to its compact, ovoid fuselage…."
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paulgenna Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

Also shows they have nothing to replace them with and still need them.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2017 9:50 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Charlie 1226 Oct 2017 6:05 p.m. PST

A MD 500 does not an Apache make….

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