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TL;DR It's really mission related. 1) not the same role 2) Cargo compartment is important (see below) 3) Soviet doctrine had helicopters fighting with troops so I'm guessing a soldier on the ground is more worried about the dude with the AK-47 and bayonet charging them so they don't have time to take pot shots at choppers 4) Mast mounted radar came later....


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Mainly it's because the A10's pilot just has to point his aircraft at the target from a certain height while in forward flight, whereas the helicopter, being able to hover, needs to be able to engage a target while not pointed directly at it, while the pilot is busy flying a machine that takes a lot more attention than a fixed wing aircraft. Especially ...


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Warthogs and Apaches are totally different animals. They're different types of vehicles, have different mission requirements and profiles, etc. One possible explanation is that since the A-10's gun is fixed on the centerline of the aircraft, aiming it is essentially the same process as flying the jet, making the pilot most apt to handle the task. While it ...


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I think I have answered my own question from a little bit of research. Warfare systems such as Laser and Radar are detectable because they are active emissions (i.e. They have to make their own emission, wait for it to reflect back, then lock onto it). Visual and Infrared are not easily detectable because they are passive. The IR Launcher or TV-Guided ...


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In terms of role, there is little difference between these two helicopters. Both are attack helicopters used for close combat and anti-armor. They area also capable of carrying almost similar weapons systems and combat commanders can use either of these for the same mission based on their availability(though this will depend on the compatibility of ...


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Because they are very different helicopters, as egid already pointed out. The Apache is twice as heavy as the Mangusta (5165 kg vs 2530 kg empty) The rotor diameter is also bigger accordingly (14.6 m vs 11.9 m) A Chinook transport will make more noise than an Apache. An Apache will make more noise than a Mangusta. Different helicopters and different ...


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This paper discusses wing compounding and appears to be a free PDF download. Apparently the added wing provides lift to offload the rotor, allowing them to work more on providing forward propulsion and relieving some of their need to also create lift. Figure at the top of page 6 shows the helicopter with added wing with outboard props on the wing. The ...


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No. IR threat warning systems detect the energy from the missile.


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