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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.
12th Feb '17 4:35:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* L.O.U.G.H.B.O.R.O.U.G.H. from ''{{Nebulous}}'' maintain a fleet of black copters.

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* L.O.U.G.H.B.O.R.O.U.G.H. from ''{{Nebulous}}'' ''Radio/{{Nebulous}}'' maintain a fleet of black copters.
11th Jan '17 5:37:14 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{lonelygirl15}}'', black helicopters are used by the Order. Helicopters - not always black -- also fly overhead in a number of episodes, often {{foreshadowing}} danger.

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* In ''{{lonelygirl15}}'', ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'', black helicopters are used by the Order. Helicopters - not always black -- also fly overhead in a number of episodes, often {{foreshadowing}} danger.
20th Dec '16 12:19:03 PM Gosicrystal
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* Inquisition in ''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]]...

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* Inquisition in ''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 [[DistinctionWithoutADifference VTOL aircraft with active noise cancellation, on the other hand]]...
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.
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