View Full Version : Texas,,is it the water?

10-04-2005, 10:53 AM
How many ways can we win hearts and minds?


Mike Cox, a Bell vice president, said the ad was developed by TM Advertising of Irving, Texas, and then initially released for publication by his company.

Boeing and its joint-venture partner Bell Helicopter apologized yesterday for a magazine ad published a month ago and again this week by mistake depicting U.S. Special Forces troops rappelling from an Osprey aircraft onto the roof of a mosque.

"It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell," reads the ad, which ran this week in the National Journal and earlier in the Armed Forces Journal. The ad also stated: "Consider it a gift from above."

10-04-2005, 05:27 PM
A procurement in search of a mission. What can an Osprey do that a chopper can't?

10-04-2005, 05:49 PM
cost 3-4times as much? supposedly the argument is that it's cheaper carrying x soldiers y distance but I wonder what happens when small arms, rpg, shoulder fired missles are in the hands of people willing to get close. One would think the market that can make $500 computers could do the same with third world stinger equivalents.

Al Kahawl
10-04-2005, 07:27 PM
Da nekst tyme Sawdi Airlinez wantz a plain der gunna kawl Airbus. Kiz all dat Arab buzinezz away mista Boeing.

Ross M
10-04-2005, 07:37 PM
"What can an Osprey do that a chopper can't?"

Cruise at 317 mph and max out at 363 smile.gif

10-04-2005, 10:00 PM
how about transfer 5,000hp through a long drive shaft with a bunch of u-joints?

Peter Malcolm Jardine
10-04-2005, 10:39 PM
Texas,,is it the water? Naw... they're just tongue.gif

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