Booms falling off in mid-air counts as "flawlessly"?
Interesting "creative language" there.
You mean Pratt Whitney Canada JT15D-5B's, not JT51-Ds.
While "Commander"'s comments were true for the AH-1W & UH-1Ns, they are not applicable to the AH-1Z/UH-1Y.
All of the 160 UH-1Ys, and 58 of the 226 AH-1Zs the USMC is receiving are new...
>quote Talyn< Aircraft are pulled from AMARC and restored to service all the time. >/quote<
Yes - to replace like aircraft that are still in service, with the airframe being...
But then, the USAF is considering re-engining the B-52 with 8 General Electric CF34-10s (to replace their TF33s), so the engine could well be back in production anyway.