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Big Bang Ricochet 020: The Penetrator Gunship


For our 20th issue, we now introduce our very first bit of aircraft coverage! Sure you've heard of them, the helicopter gunships or attack helicopters. You can probably even name a few, like the AH-64 Apache, AH-1 Cobra, or even the Mi-24 Hind. If you're really lucky, you can probably even name ones like the Tigre or Cheyenne. However, this is one few have heard of.

Designed as a rebuild of the venerable UH-1 Huey, the Penetrator was meant to provide first-world gunship quality to secoind- and third-world militaries. Trialed by the US Army, the helicopter was eventually ordered by the South Korea to counter a growing fleet of Hinds in the north. Eventually, the threat fell apart and the order was cancelled, leaving the fairly innovative Penetrator to become a mere footnote in military aviation history.

5 pages of content, including a Big Bang entry for the M197 20mm chaingun.

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December 31, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on August 08, 2005.