Has China cloned the AH-64D Apache?

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  1. Drsomnath999

    Drsomnath999 lord of 32 teeth Elite Member

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    Source- Daily mail

    Images have emerged of what appears to be an intact AH-64D Apache helicopter, one of America’ s most successful and deadliest assault weapons, in China. The AH-64D is pictured, apparently being transported on the back of a truck, without a protective covering on.

    The Apache features fully integrated avionics, weapons, and communications systems, and the technology used in it is a top secret.

    The images have fueled concern that China has discovered a way of cloning the military hardware. It has already successfully cloned some of America’s most advanced weapons systems, The Aviatonist reports.

    It is not clear when the pictures were taken, but they recently appeared on the China Defense Blog.

    In 2011, it was reportedly claimed that China was able to build its first stealth bomber using technology gleaned from a downed U.S. fighter.Beijing unveiled its state-of-the-art jet – the Chengdu J-20 – in April, 2011.

    At the time, military officials said it was likely the Chinese were able to develop the stealth technology from parts of an American F-117 Nighthawk that was shot down over Serbia in 1999.

    Other theories suggest that the helicopter is a full-size movie prop, or one of the U.S. Army Apaches downed or crash landed in Iraq, that was later fixed and exported in China.The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter, first developed and flown in 1975, before being taken into service with the U.S. army in 1986.

    China is not in the list of approved exporters of the technology. One theory has placed this helicopter as the AH-64 which was shot down intact during the 2003 attack on Karbala. Two pilots were captured and shown on television along with the helicopter, but the Pentagon later said the Apache had been destroyed during an airstrike the following day.

    Has China cloned the AH-64D Apache? | idrw.org

    Has China cloned the Apache? Images emerge showing lookalike of America's deadliest assault helicopter being transported on the back of a truck | Mail Online

    WTF !!! one day they would clone LCA for sure:pound:
     
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  3. Damian

    Damian Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    This thing is nothing more than empty mockup for entertainment purpose only.

    On Military Photos there are closeup photos of this thing, it is clear that it is not a real AH-64D.

    In smiliar manner for the same purpose, Chinese made mockup of Leopard 2 tank.
     
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    Drsomnath999 lord of 32 teeth Elite Member

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    who knows !!

    btw it is indeed funny

    & i hate that comedy forum which u post (pardon me for my arrogance)



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    sydsnyper Senior Member Senior Member

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    But what if the pic is from America, mistaken to be taken in China. The car in the foreground is a cadillac and I dont think they sell caddies in cheen..

     
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    Thtat thing is a mockup, I am 100% certain. It is placed at Zhenhai Expo Park.

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    Compare with the real thing.
     
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    Look at the number plate it is in chinese why the hell the americans have chinese number plate :lol:

    the pic is shot in china but like Damian said it may not be for military purpose somethingelse

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    Any proof of your word?
     
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    Well, it is just a model for a public park.....
    You guys are so smart.....:rofl:
     
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    If a mockup heli can fly upside down and launch attacks , then you must be a brain dead people.
     
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    Well, it is a difficult task, since you even don't know when you can finish your LCA....

    Btw, why you think China will copy LCA ? For fun?
     
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    It is quite possible that China has cloned the Apache.

    China can even clone a Clone.
     
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    Do they have any flying apache in the first place? IMO its just a clone of the hull based on photos and released to increase US paranoia.

    But, beware the chinese are infact capable of cloning the complete hardware if they are given one chance to inspect any aircraft or weapon.
     
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    There was quite a revealing discussion in another forum in 2009 regarding how chinese copied SA weapons such as A-Darter AAM and Rooivalk helicopter. It is recommended not to allow anybody remotely chinese anywhere near defence establishments.

    But as someone else said, if chini starts cloning humans then everyone is at tremendous risk.
     
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    If you look closely at the picture it appears that the tail cross section is resting on the floor of the trailer. Also the tail appears to be leaner than the original apache.
     

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