Could the "bin Laden Raid" Have Revealed a Secret New Helicopter?
2011-05-06 0:00

By Michele Travierso | TIME.com



A picture of the tail rotor of the chopper that the Navy SEALsí Team Six detonated revealed unfamiliar features. Reports say it could be a new, secret helicopter.


Part of a damaged helicopter is seen lying near the compound after U.S. Navy SEAL commandos killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

When the Team Six members reached Osama bin Ladenís compound in Abbottabad, one of the choppers made a "controlled but hard landing," according to reports, probably due to higher than expected temperatures.

Temperature affects the density of the air, and low density makes it harder for the rotor to sustain the weight of the chopper, especially if it was near its maximum weight (being packed with soldiers and fuel to fly in from Afghanistan). Abbottabad is about 1200 meters above the sea level, and altitude also affects air density.

So what machine exactly experienced the hard landing described above? Short answer: we donít know for sure. Long answer: It seems that the tail rotor visible in the picture belongs to a highly modified version of the H-60, the chopper of choice of the special forces for more than 30 years. Aviation Week doesnít beat around the bush, claiming:

A previously undisclosed, classified stealth helicopter apparently was part of the U.S. task force that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on May 1.


Stealth technology on helicopters is not itself new, but the fact that a previously unknown machine was used in this raid is yet another proof of the degree of importance that this mission had for U.S. commanders.


Aviation Week then goes techie, explaining what we can see from that picture:

Photos disseminated via the European PressPhoto agency and attributed to an anonymous stringer show that the helicopterís tail features stealth-configured shapes on the boom and the tail rotor hub fairings, swept stabilizers and a ďdishpanĒ cover over a five-or-six-blade tail rotor. It has a silver-loaded infrared suppression finish similar to that seen on V-22s.


Low radar visibility was essential, for the Pakistani air force would have either scrambled its jets if an unknown threat to its airspace (and near the countryís best military academy!) was detected, or fired its surface to air missiles. Itís possibly more proof of the fact that Pakistan really knew nothing about the mission ó or at least its first wave of attack ó until it ended.

This would explain why the SEALs wasted critically precious time to blow up up the mysterious helicopter and why many experts had problems identifying its remains. Itís unclear what Pakistan could have made of the downed chopper, but growing ties between Pakistani and Chinese armed forces could have made the destruction of such new machine a must. China and Pakistan, over the past two decades, have developed a multi-role combat aircraft called JF-17 and an advanced trainer, the JL-8.

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"This would explain why..."
No it wouldnít. This part of the recent bin Laden narrative raises more questions than it answers. And the most common denominator of this whole affair has been unanswered questions and shifting stories.
~E




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