Chinese are building heliports in the mountains near the Indian border.

Chinese are building heliports in the mountains near the Indian border. Six of the eight new heliports within the Area are located at or above 14,500 feet, which is the altitude where choppers start to really struggle to do basic things like provide enough lift to fly.

Zero data says PLA helicopters have magically overcome this so why the frick are they building heliports up in the clouds?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    hanlon's razor
    "never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
    some moron general asking for moron things

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >hanlon's razor
      >"never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
      This is an attempt to let people avoid retaliation and consequences for malicious acts.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because everyone leaves out the second part of the razor.
        >never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity
        >but never rule out malice

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      gillettes razor
      "dont forget the cream or your skin might start to scream"

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Better than the old gillettes razor
        >Don't use this on your balls. Seriously, just don't. Trust us on this.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I currently fly an AS350B3e in Colorado. We routinely land at altitudes above 12,000'. The helicopter flies fairly well there, just a little bit slow to respond sometimes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What's the MTOW though?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Would you fly a chopper with a fully kitted up squad or cargo at 14,500?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Max altitude achieved by a helicopter is almost 43,000 feet. There are transports and attack craft designed to function at 20,000+ as part of normal operations.

        The only thing you lose is the ability to hover, which most helicopters start to lose at not particularly high altitudes.

        US helicopters are not the gold standard for what is possible. Max continental US elevations are just not that high, and what constitutes high altitude there is going to be below the lowest valleys along the contested area of the China India border.

        India has the HAL Prachand attack helicopter, which can take a full combat load to 22,000 feet and operate. Euros and Americans just have no reason to make helicopters that can operate at that height since their mountains end thousands of feet below that.

        That's what high altitude transports are designed for. Missiles and rockets are a lot heavier.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Euros and Americans just have no reason to make helicopters that can operate at that height since their
          The AH-1Z service ceiling is only 400 meters below the HAL Prachand.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Sirs please ignore this, 400 meters is a massive game changing difference, India is leading the world in high altitude helicopters!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Americans just have no reason to make helicopters that can operate at that height since their mountains end thousands of feet below that.
          Yank here. My ability to function at 100% ends at 11,000 ft. I'm always amazed by high altitude operations

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah the MTOW is limited, but it's doable with certain helis.
      Not sure the Dauphin, sorry, the Z9, would do, though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The Z-9's were built with French assistance, so i don't see it why not.
        I'm curious to see the dedicated attack helicopter version doing it, since it carries a lot more payload.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In other words, made up agitprop.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what's wrong with the summary from the report
    https://www.tearline.mil/printable/china-pla-helicopters

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >14,500 feet, which is the altitude where choppers start to really struggle to do basic things like provide enough lift to fly.
    Where do you people hear this shit? Is this on some grifter YouTube video?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%C3%A9rospatiale_SA_315B_Lama

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the chinese is simply better

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