wardialer
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Stealth Blackhawk, Where Was It Built?

Wed May 25, 2011 4:10 am

The stealth Blackhawk helo in the pic below which was used in the OBL raid, where was it built?
http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets...ges/4/2011/05/stealthblackhawk.jpg

I have the top two guesses here.

Palmdale AFB Plant 42 or Edwards AFB
 
highlander0
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RE: Stealth Blackhawk, Where Was It Built?

Wed May 25, 2011 9:52 am

That's not necessarily the aircraft used- merely a suggested design. It was floated in the other thread on the Abbottabad raid.

It'll be interesting to see if (and, one hopes, when) it is shown to the public.
 
sprout5199
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RE: Stealth Blackhawk, Where Was It Built?

Wed May 25, 2011 12:44 pm

Maybe at the Pratt plant in West Palm Beach. IIRC thats where the Comanche was built. The do work a lot of Blackhawks there.

Dan in Jupiter
 
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RE: Stealth Blackhawk, Where Was It Built?

Wed May 25, 2011 1:26 pm

Some interesting testing and modifications occur in the Florida panhandle.
 
wardialer
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RE: Stealth Blackhawk, Where Was It Built?

Wed May 25, 2011 4:52 pm

Maybe it was made in China??? LOL      

Ok, seriously now, with all the jokes set aside.... I guess they do all the testing at the Tonopah Test Range or maybe even Groom Lake..aka Area 51.
But thats just my theory.

I did not know that the pic was just a rough design and NOT the real thing so to speak.
 
wardialer
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RE: Stealth Blackhawk, Where Was It Built?

Wed May 25, 2011 7:21 pm

I've done online research here and guess what....Maybe its the answer here.
http://www.lvrj.com/news/stealth-cra...aid-has-nevada-ties-121433629.html
 
cannibalz3
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RE: Stealth Blackhawk, Where Was It Built?

Wed May 25, 2011 9:24 pm

It was almost certainly the Sikorsky plant at Elmira, NY.
http://web02.aviationweek.com/aw/mst...Hawk%20Works%20In%20Stealth%20Helo

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