Imagine if China sent Russia hundreds of these things and the Russians magically knew how to pilot them.
There'd be no stopping them: hitting with artillery is too hard and its too mobile for drones, also flies too low for anti-aircraft. Is this the new paradigm?
They could be countered either with small arms fire or with C-RAM
>also flies too low for anti-aircraft
they fly higher than helicopters can - this is light plane with rotating wing not miniature helicopter
They can't fly higher than choppers because their rotors are too small and the lawnmower engine can't deal with thin air.
Not OP but I think he meant that helicopters can hug the terrain closer than gyrocopters can.
I don't think he is right, gyrocopters are very manoeuvrable and fly slow, a crazy pilot could fly 2m from the ground. Not that it serves any purpose but still.
Gyrocopters can't take off vertically, an helicopter is way better at that role
What if you had a bunch of guys taking pot shots at them with like, I don't know, AKs or ARs or something?
I can’t even fathom a niche role that this could partake in in 2023 that a drone can’t do for cheaper and probably more safely. The closest niche role I could see this being used in is casevac, but even that can be done better with drones
train your machine-gunners to lead them.
these are smaller, more expendable and will probably be more common.
they are fast, cheap and aren't limited by terrain. you could probably use them for evacuations or resupply.
Another potential use would be as an anti-tank vehicle. If you could fit a kornet on it, that would be great
I am still betting that the lives of those men are worth more than the cost of a Stinger missile
Or a 30mm cannon shell
Just about every vehicle costs more than the projectile that kills it. The problem is getting a good shot, which will be hard if the pilot is smart and stays low. Basically, just don’t let icarus fly it
Anything that works for helicopters would probably work for this
>flies too low for anti-aircraft.
To low for SAMs but SPAAG would bitchslap it.
I always see a guy going to work in one of these every day kek.
if gepards can intercept shaeds then why can't they intercept this?
But there's people on there, that would be a crime!
>There'd be no stopping them
Except for all the guns and anti-air missiles. moron, shooting down low flying, slow moving planes isn’t exactly a new meta, in such a scenario a dude with an AK effectively becomes a capable part of any anti-air defense.
Just wait a bit, they'll crash by themselves.
I'd bet a thousand bucks that a Stinger can lock onto them.
IIRC Modern stinger seekers use UV along IR now. If that’s the case, I believe it should
They're slower than a helicopter and die to anything that can threaten a helicopter.
They don't have any relevant combat usage
gyrocopters are weird and they make my brain hurt.
I'd love to see them try because it'll be hilarious whether it works or not, but I don't see them doing anything that a drone couldn't.
>mobile for drones
The fuck are you talking about? Gyroplanes can only go forward like fixed wing planes. Even the cheapest quad copter is faster and more maneuverable than this crap.
rifle and autocannon fire
Fighter gyrocopters. It's the only way.
all you need to counter them is great grandpa's punt gun and a winning attitude
The fuck are you on about?
>hitting with artillery is too hard
Are you retarded? They're not exactly hypersonic and AA guns from WW2 could hit them, let alone modern ones.
>also flies too low for anti-aircraft.
MANPADS can hit shitty little DGI drones flying low as fuck. If they're lower than that, just shoot the pilots with your rifle.
This is so retarded its making me doubt that its just bait. It sounds like the sort of shit china shills actually believe.
>sort of shit china shills actually believe.
They've been spammed the last few days/week. Just like the 'loadable quadcopter drone that NOBODY but China has (false)'. Either shitposters trying to become a new gimmick because Russian shills got btfo and are now too common or literally just people getting in early.
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