Was a stealth Chinook used in bin Laden raid, too?
Blackhawk choppers might not have acted alone
- By Defense Systems Staff
- May 20, 2011
It might be possible that a stealth MH-47 Chinook chopper, treated to reduce noise, infrared signals and radar, was used in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound in addition to the modified Blackhawks, according to David Axe of Wired’s Danger Room blog.
The growing belief has to with mathematics – the large, twin-rotor aircraft would be able to accommodate the 24 Navy SEALS and a dog that landed in Abbottabad -- while the entire group would not fit into a pair of MH-60 Blackhawks, the article said.
Sources did admit to the Associated Press that three Chinooks were used as reserve forces and “land[ed] in a deserted area roughly two-thirds of the way to bin Laden's compound.”