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Unread post10 Dec 2012, 19:54

Christ... how hard can it be to buy a stupid helicopter. The president should make a statement by just riding in a regular USMC bird. Screw having a competition.
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Unread post10 Dec 2012, 20:40

Agreed. :thumb:
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Unread post11 Dec 2012, 02:47

borntoholdout wrote:Agreed. :thumb:
You're telling me. I believe Eisenhower was the first president to use a helicopter for transport, and he would have been appalled. Back then, it was probably simple as "grab a Marine bird, slap on some blue paint, and make the inside a little more comfy. These days...
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Unread post11 Dec 2012, 07:37

Times have changed. For example, the communications gear that you need the President to have immediate access to has increased significantly in complexity. In Eisenhower's day all they had (that is all that existed) was basic radio. PLus the President is a bigger target these days so protection is critical.
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Unread post11 Feb 2013, 19:20

Since former US Navy Sea Kings are being upgraded to S-61T standards, why not do the same with the old VH-3Ds? These upgraded Sea Kings are being sent out to Afghanistan and operated by the State Department. Look into the S-61T upgrade, it's worth checking out.

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