libertea-party  asked:

You know aircraft. Quick question: Can an Apache fly with 1 pilot, or are both the pilot and copilot/gunner needed for the aircraft to function properly? Wikipedia says both seats can do everything (in terms of flying and fighting), but didn't specify if both are necessary for it to operate, or if just one pilot can fly it.

As far as I know the pilot can fly it alone just fine, the reason for the dual controls being a safety measure.

Fun fact: There has only been one single-seat attack helicopter, the Ka-50 Black Shark:

And while a successful machine, field testing proved that it was too much for a single pilot to be the gunner as well, specially when dealing with guided armament, hence production of this machine was stopped, and a twin-seat modification was born, the Ka-52 Alligator

Helicopters are much harder to fly than planes, that’s why there’s always a necessity for a second pilot, while many combat aircraft operate just fine with just one, the A-10 and Su-25 being prime modern examples of this. 

anonymous asked:

a guy at my school said he identified as an attack helicopter and i had to stare at him for 30 seconds wondering why he couldnt come up with something better like,,, did u even try,,,

at this point these edgy anti-sjw jokes have about the same level of humor and relevancy as rage comics

cars 3 bingo queries so far
  • “trucks lives matter” or some shit played for laughs
  • safe space joke
  • trigger warning joke
  • car claiming they identify as an attack helicopter with an actual attack helicopter next to them, chuckling

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