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8th Jul '17 4:02:38 PM nombretomado
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* How about a ''sentient'' black helicopter with dual tilting rotors? Read ''SkinHorse''.

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* How about a ''sentient'' black helicopter with dual tilting rotors? Read ''SkinHorse''.''Webcomic/SkinHorse''.
13th Jun '17 8:24:41 AM Odacon_Spy
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--> '''Manderly:''' If black helicopters were really being used for 'covert operations,' then those responsible are doing a poor job of it.

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--> '''Manderly:''' '''Manderley:''' If black helicopters were really being used for 'covert operations,' "covert operations", then those responsible are doing a poor job of it.
25th May '17 10:20:19 AM Odacon_Spy
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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. [[UsefulNotes/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 SEAL Team 6 Six choppers had slight noise reduction and were only cloaked ''to radar,'' and even that was imperfect. [[UsefulNotes/PlaneSpotting Military Plane-Spotters,]] take note.
25th May '17 12:23:53 AM Yalsaris63
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** The Combine's Hunter-Choppers from ''VideoGame/HalLife2'' are also black helicopters, except they are not stealthy and are dedicated attack gunbirds.

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** The Combine's Hunter-Choppers from ''VideoGame/HalLife2'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' are also black helicopters, except they are not stealthy and are dedicated attack gunbirds.
25th May '17 12:23:42 AM Yalsaris63
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** The Combine's Hunter-Choppers from ''VideoGame/HalLife2'' are also black helicopters, except they are not stealthy and are dedicated attack gunbirds.
30th Apr '17 6:19:22 PM nombretomado
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* Blackout from the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie. Megatron in ''TransformersAnimated'' is also a futuristic helicopter. The [[TheMenInBlack Sector 7]] agency also has a few of these choppers, which are used to try and track down the Autobots and for prisoner transport.

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* Blackout from the ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie. Megatron in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' is also a futuristic helicopter. The [[TheMenInBlack Sector 7]] agency also has a few of these choppers, which are used to try and track down the Autobots and for prisoner transport.
16th Apr '17 4:52:29 PM nombretomado
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* The DemonicSpiders of ''SpyHunter''.

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* The DemonicSpiders of ''SpyHunter''.''VideoGame/SpyHunter''.
13th Apr '17 12:31:20 PM marcoasalazarm
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* ''D20Modern'': One of the villainous organizations that appear on the "Menace Manual" has a bunch of these as transportation, coated with a radar-spoofing super-tech alloy that can change shape as necessary to become more aerodynamic or harden to provide better armor protection. When it's necessary to use less distinct choppers, they also have access to various Black Hawk helicopters.
31st Mar '17 3:48:25 PM nombretomado
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* The [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous US Navy SEALs]] who took out OsamaBinLaden apparently operated helicopters that while not exactly black, were designed with stealth capability, the tail section of one being shown ad-nauseam on international news when the chopper crashed and the [=SEALs=] had to blow the rest of it up to keep it secret. The helicopter was apparently a heavily modified version of the UH-60 Blackhawk that was not known to exist outside of high-level military and government circles.

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* The [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous US Navy SEALs]] who took out OsamaBinLaden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden apparently operated helicopters that while not exactly black, were designed with stealth capability, the tail section of one being shown ad-nauseam on international news when the chopper crashed and the [=SEALs=] had to blow the rest of it up to keep it secret. The helicopter was apparently a heavily modified version of the UH-60 Blackhawk that was not known to exist outside of high-level military and government circles.
3rd Mar '17 12:54:22 PM Xtifr
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* In the ''[[DeadToBeginWith Heroes in Hell]]'' series, [[Literature/TheIliad Achilles]] had picked up pilot training and flew a stealthy black helicopter loaded with spy gear and a 30mm chain gun on covert operations for, among others, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.

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* In the ''[[DeadToBeginWith Heroes in Hell]]'' series, [[Literature/TheIliad Achilles]] had picked up pilot training and flew a stealthy black helicopter loaded with spy gear and a 30mm chain gun on covert operations for, among others, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar.UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar.
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