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2020-09-29 Europe
Germany walks away from Lockheed, Boeing cargo helicopter offers
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-09-29 09:37|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [292 views ]  Top

#1 Both are really good and proven heavy lift helicopters. I doubt the Germans can build something like that for less. Wish them the best of luck though! Be interesting to see their design.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-09-29 09:57||   2020-09-29 09:57|| Front Page Top

#2 With Merkel, maybe they'll buy Russian ones.
Posted by Glenmore 2020-09-29 10:05||   2020-09-29 10:05|| Front Page Top

#3 What does Germany have worth transporting these days, and where?
Posted by AlanC 2020-09-29 11:00||   2020-09-29 11:00|| Front Page Top

#4 What does Germany have worth transporting these days, and where?

Dual use stuff for nuclear and biological warfare facilities in Iran...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-09-29 11:49||   2020-09-29 11:49|| Front Page Top

#5 Did Xi say "no"?
Posted by charger 2020-09-29 12:09||   2020-09-29 12:09|| Front Page Top

#6 Considering she was East German ..
Posted by 3dc 2020-09-29 12:51||   2020-09-29 12:51|| Front Page Top

#7 Old UNSCOM Iraq foto from the 1990's, just in case a visual was needed for #3-4.

* BTW, it wasn't all German.

Posted by Besoeker 2020-09-29 12:52||   2020-09-29 12:52|| Front Page Top

#8 Chinooks are cheap, especially for the capability. King Stallions are very expensive as of today but can lift 35,000 lbs. The Germans were, at one time, looking for something that can lift 20,000 kg (45,000 lb). The only thing that can do that is the Russian Mi-26.
Posted by Uloter Ebbomolet9368 2020-09-29 13:04||   2020-09-29 13:04|| Front Page Top

#9 The Germans have been getting a reputation of engineering equipment (from diesel generators to combat rifles and helicopters) that is excellent in the cool temperate German climate. Unfortunately this specialization makes them react poorly to extreme other climates.... like Afghanistan, for example. So let's see if they can design a helicopter that they can export to enough foreign customers to make it affordable, hmmm?
Posted by magpie 2020-09-29 18:45||   2020-09-29 18:45|| Front Page Top

#10 Like the Spanish trams/street cars without heat that ended up in the Baltics. Three cheers to the scamster politician to pulled that one off.
Posted by Clem 2020-09-29 18:53||   2020-09-29 18:53|| Front Page Top

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