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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 3:51 p.m. PST

… helicopter that could replace the Apache.

"When the U.S. Army retired their fleets of OH-58 Kiowa scout helicopters, they ran into a rather sticky predicament as a result of their short-sighted haste: they had no adequate replacement for the venerable scout.

In the aftermath of the 2017 retirement of the Kiowa Warrior series, AH-64 Apache helicopter attempted to fill the role, with mixed success…."

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Lion in the Stars18 Apr 2019 5:48 p.m. PST

I dunno, I think the better design would be something narrow-bodied like a Cobra or Apache (or Commanche!), or maybe the Sikorsky S-97 (a side-by-side design that isn't much bigger than an OH6).

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