atlax

spockvarietyhour  asked:

Denel Rooivalk?

The first and only African-made attack helicopter, which sadly never managed to truly evolve into the deadly machine it could have been due to systematic budged cuts.

Still an aircraft to behold though!

Fun fact: The design is based on the Atlax Onix, seen here, which in itself is a South African variant of the Puma french helicopter, which is effectively the same machine as the subsequent french Super Puma, and it said that’s because the french base than version on the south african machine, they were that good!