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14th Oct '16 3:13:47 PM nombretomado
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* Inquisition in ''ExterminatusNow'', naturally, does ''[[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-12-06/comic/non-storyline/randoms/boy-did-you-pick-the-wrong-table/ not]]'' have such ludicrous things as "black helicopters with [[YouFailPhysicsForever silenced counter-rotating blades and light-absorbing paint]]". Now, [[NoExceptYes VTOL aircraft with active noise cancellation, on the other hand]]...

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* Inquisition in ''ExterminatusNow'', ''Webcomic/ExterminatusNow'', naturally, does ''[[http://exterminatusnow.co.uk/2010-12-06/comic/non-storyline/randoms/boy-did-you-pick-the-wrong-table/ not]]'' have such ludicrous things as "black helicopters with [[YouFailPhysicsForever silenced counter-rotating blades and light-absorbing paint]]". Now, [[NoExceptYes VTOL aircraft with active noise cancellation, on the other hand]]...
29th Sep '16 5:37:18 PM MarkLungo
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A somewhat dubious TruthInTelevision, as Black Helicopters are an ingredient of many real-life [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theories]]. Possibly influenced by dark painted helicopters that get mistaken for black in poor lighting conditions while performing disappointingly mundane operations. Though it should be obvious, helicopters are actually [[AwesomeButImpractical very, very terrible at stealth.]] There is simply no way to make them completely quiet, they have next to zero endurance, they are slow, vulnerable, ruinously expensive, and restricted to low altitudes[[note]]and all of these things are made worse by stealth modifications, which can add hundreds of pounds to the airframe, mess with aerodynamics, alter the lift of the blades, etc[[/note]]. Even the now-infamous super-secret Seal Team 6 choppers had slight noise reduction and were only cloaked ''to radar,'' and even that was imperfect. [[PlaneSpotting Military Plane-Spotters,]] take note.

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A somewhat dubious TruthInTelevision, as Black Helicopters are an ingredient of many real-life [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy theories]]. Possibly influenced by dark painted helicopters that get mistaken for black in poor lighting conditions while performing disappointingly mundane operations. Though it should be obvious, helicopters are actually [[AwesomeButImpractical very, very terrible at stealth.]] There is simply no way to make them completely quiet, they have next to zero endurance, they are slow, vulnerable, ruinously expensive, and restricted to low altitudes[[note]]and all of these things are made worse by stealth modifications, which can add hundreds of pounds to the airframe, mess with aerodynamics, alter the lift of the blades, etc[[/note]]. Even the now-infamous super-secret Seal Team 6 choppers had slight noise reduction and were only cloaked ''to radar,'' and even that was imperfect. [[PlaneSpotting [[UsefulNotes/PlaneSpotting Military Plane-Spotters,]] take note.
29th Aug '16 10:51:12 AM Wereboar
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* An obscure '90s Russian war movie called ''Black Shark'' features the Kamov KA-50 used for the page image. It is notable for giving the helicopter its now very common nickname. The movie is strange in way that the helicopter almost acts like a character itself, with its pilot never saying anything while flying it, blowing up Afghan drugdealer mercenaries, and it is painted completely black.

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* An obscure '90s Russian war movie called ''Black Shark'' features the Kamov KA-50 used for the page image.KA-50. It is notable for giving the helicopter its now very common nickname. The movie is strange in way that the helicopter almost acts like a character itself, with its pilot never saying anything while flying it, blowing up Afghan drugdealer mercenaries, and it is painted completely black.



* The page image is ''Kamov's'' Ka-50 ''Black Shark''. Notice how it has no tail rotor? It's a coaxial design, meaning the two rotors rotate in opposite directions on the same shaft, thereby stopping the helicopter from spinning like a top, and also lacking that much more vulnerable tail rotor.


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* Many aircrafts used by Russian Navy (VTOLs and helicopters, mostly) are painted matte black.
29th Aug '16 2:13:14 AM PaulA
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* In ''Series/OliversTravels'', one of the signs that Oliver and Diane are on the trail of a real conspiracy is that a black helicopter appears and starts shooting at them.
19th May '16 9:48:19 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:"That was a pigeon."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"That [[caption-width-right:320:"That was a pigeon."]]
19th May '16 9:48:02 AM Willbyr
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - Black helicopters appear in the background throughout the conspiracy-themed episode "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe".

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' - ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Black helicopters appear in the background throughout the conspiracy-themed episode "Cartman Gets An Anal Probe".



* In the 2003 animated series of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', in the third season, the turtles manage to acquire a government helicopter belonging to a secret government agency, and make it their own.

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* In the 2003 animated series of ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 Teenage ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', Turtles|2003}}'', in the third season, the turtles manage to acquire a government helicopter belonging to a secret government agency, and make it their own.
2nd May '16 12:12:17 PM eroock
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-->-- '''Soul Coughing'''

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-->-- '''Soul Coughing'''
Music/SoulCoughing
2nd May '16 12:11:22 PM eroock
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->''Unmarked helicopters''

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->''Unmarked ->''"Unmarked helicopters''



->''They said it was a weather balloon''

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->''They said it was a weather balloon''balloon."''
5th Apr '16 10:52:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Sheba, the black helicopter used to transport the ''SuicideSquad''.
* In ''[[SinCity Sin City: Hell And Back]]'', the BigBad has a black military helicopter which factors heavily in the climax.

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* Sheba, the black helicopter used to transport the ''SuicideSquad''.
''ComicBook/SuicideSquad''.
* In ''[[SinCity ''[[ComicBook/SinCity Sin City: Hell And Back]]'', the BigBad has a black military helicopter which factors heavily in the climax.
29th Mar '16 1:35:01 AM StFan
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* Appropriately, the Black Ops teams from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}: Opposing Force'' use black helicopters.

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* Appropriately, the Black Ops teams from ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life|1}}: ''VideoGame/HalfLife1: Opposing Force'' use black helicopters.
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