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V22 boondoggle

"And if the plane's two engines are disabled by enemy fire or mechanical trouble while it's hovering, the V‑22 lacks a helicopter's ability to coast roughly to the ground"
V-22 Osprey: A Flying Shame - Yahoo! News
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And if a helicopter's engine is shot, and if a jet engine fails, and if Britney puts on more weight... No shit award goes here.
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"Helicopter expert Rex Rivolo, who called the decision to deploy the V‑22 without proven autorotation capability "unconscionable" in that confidential 2003 Pentagon study, declined to be interviewed. But in his report, Rivolo noted that up to 90% of the helicopters lost in the Vietnam War were in their final approach to landing when they were hit by enemy ground fire. About half of those were able to autorotate safely to the ground, "thereby saving the crews," Rivolo wrote. "Such events in V‑22 would all be fatal."
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[upon reading the article] one word comes to mind:

Kamikaze

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馬鹿は死ななきゃ治らない。

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That thing has always been a disaster.

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I can't understand why we were not satisfied with the hot air balloon. Especially if you have a cold sarsaparilla.

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I can't understand why we are waiting so long to be in 2nd place.
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