History Headscratchers / Airwolf

12th Oct '17 7:08:12 AM CosmicFerret
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16th Jul '17 1:32:19 PM southpaw2977
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*** As noted by Hawke, the Red Wolf's "creator" apparently didn't design the weapons system, given that he kept missing.

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*** As noted by Hawke, the Red Wolf's "creator" (Harlan Jenkins) apparently didn't design the weapons system, given that he kept missing.
16th Jul '17 1:27:43 PM southpaw2977
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* Several episodes introduced other helicopters that were claimed to be as good, or even better, than Airwolf. We don't get to see them, because Hawke keeps blowing them out of the sky. Of course, the helicopters may be better, but it's still up to the pilot to actually fly the thing.

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* Several episodes introduced other helicopters that were claimed to be as good, or even better, than Airwolf. We don't get to see them, them any further, because Hawke keeps blowing them out of the sky. Of course, the helicopters may be better, but it's still up to the pilot to actually fly the thing.
16th Jul '17 1:25:47 PM southpaw2977
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--> '''Stringfellow Hawke:''' The is '''no way''' that you designed Airwolf's weapons, with aim that bad!
--> '''Stringfellow Hawke, after the Red Wolf's "creator" misses and ends up shooting the mountainside:''' You just killed a mountain!

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--> '''Stringfellow Hawke:''' The is '''no way''' that you designed Airwolf's weapons, with aim that bad!
"Good shootin' there, hotshot - [[DeadpanSnarker You just killed the mountain.]]"
--> '''Stringfellow Hawke, after the Red Wolf's "creator" misses and ends up shooting the mountainside:''' You just killed a mountain!Hawke:''' "You know Harlan, anybody that shoots as ''lame'' as you, sure didn't design an Airwolf weapons system'''
13th Apr '16 11:39:33 PM LDSTroper1
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** You don't remember correctly. Airwolf's inventor stole it from the government. Hawke stole it back, and ransomed it for his POW brother, whom the government denies having any knowledge about. It's acknowledged in dialog that Hawke is simply desperate and his plan has a much larger chance of getting him thrown in federal prison with the key thrown away then actually working. Archangel sets up their working arrangement, where any information ever found on his brother will go straight to Hawke, while Hawke uses Airwolf to get things done for the FIRM. Archangel specifically says this is the only way the FIRM can actually use Airwolf because taking it back means having to turn it over to the Department of Defense, since the FIRM isn't allowed to develop explicit military assets (Arhcangel's original plan was to give Airwolf over to the military in exchange for the development cost and the first five produced, but this didn't work out since the prototype was stolen.) He uses this fact as leverage to keep the FIRM away from Hawke, and he keeps Hawke supplied with ordinance and whatever parts needed for Airwolf's upkeep. In point of fact, other parts of the government that Hawke has no such deal with are often a problem for all of them. Also, Airwolf is hard to spot on radar, (although in reality, it's impossible to really design a stealth helicopter on account of the rotors) has an entire suite of electronics for e-warfare, and even if picked up, is just one little blip in the entire sky.

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** You don't remember correctly. Airwolf's inventor stole it from the government. Hawke stole it back, and ransomed it for his POW brother, whom the government denies having any knowledge about. It's acknowledged in dialog that Hawke is simply desperate and his plan has a much larger chance of getting him thrown in federal prison with the key thrown away then than actually working. Archangel sets up their working arrangement, where any information ever found on his brother will go straight to Hawke, while Hawke uses Airwolf to get things done for the FIRM. Archangel specifically says this is the only way the FIRM can actually use Airwolf because taking it back means having to turn it over to the Department of Defense, since the FIRM isn't allowed to develop explicit military assets (Arhcangel's original plan was to give Airwolf over to the military in exchange for the development cost and the first five produced, but this didn't work out since the prototype was stolen.) He uses this fact as leverage to keep the FIRM away from Hawke, and he keeps Hawke supplied with ordinance and whatever parts needed for Airwolf's upkeep. In point of fact, other parts of the government that Hawke has no such deal with are often a problem for all of them. Also, Airwolf is hard to spot on radar, (although in reality, it's impossible to really design a stealth helicopter on account of the rotors) has an entire suite of electronics for e-warfare, and even if picked up, is just one little blip in the entire sky.
13th Apr '16 11:38:21 PM LDSTroper1
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*** And if I remember correct Hawke was the backup pilot in the development program. Thats why Archangel sent Hawke to steal Airwolf back in the firstplace.

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*** And if I remember correct Hawke was the backup pilot in the development program. Thats why Archangel sent Hawke to steal Airwolf back in the firstplace.first place.
4th Nov '15 11:27:59 PM Zero85
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*** And if I remember correct Hawke was the backup pilot in the development program. Thats why Archangel sent Hawke to steal Airwolf back in the firstplace.
17th Apr '15 1:18:32 PM Epithumia
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*** It's been a while, but weren't the only plans for Airwolf actually stored ''in'' Airwolf's computer?
19th Jan '15 8:59:18 AM YankeeDave
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***The only man who knew how to build it turned his coat immediately after the first one was introduced. Perhaps not an insurmountable hurdle, but a substantial one when coupled with the fact that they also couldn't reverse-engineer it until/unless Hawke gave it back.
17th Mar '13 1:25:04 PM DrMabuse
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**It was downright impossible to shoot the exact spot, since you had to get a bullet directly down the fuel intake duct; not just hit the air-to-air refuelling probe, but actually get the bullet to go straight down it and enter the fuel tank. The only person to come close to doing this was Airwolf's creator, Dr. Moffat (who was completely crazy), and that was because he slid the barrel of his gun down the duct whilst play Russian roulette on the ground (in the Pilot Episode). Otherwise, it was like trying to shoot a gun and get the round to go straight down the barrel of your opponent's weapon whist flying at Mach 1+. In theory, all aircraft equipped for in-flight refuelling have this weakness, but in practice, it doesn't matter, since there are far more vulnerable areas on real aircraft. This may have been an attempt to establish just how invulnerable to gunfire Airwolf was. It does then beg the question; what material is light enough to be completely bullet proof, yet allow a helicopter to break the speed of sound? Might be FridgeBrilliance, in that it explains why The Firm couldn't knock together a whole fleet of Airwolves; it was made of {{Unobtainium}}.
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