cap Posted September 2, 2007 Report Share Posted September 2, 2007 Skids Up ----- you missed the point. The originals were all built primarily to fill military contracts.The more cases of tomato soup you buy, then the price for each can drops if you buy truckloads. Their very beginnings were also a result of the awarding of military contracts for R & D and development. Take those factors away and it's very doubtful that they would ahve existed. Ditto for Aerospatiale in France because 100 % of their a/c were developed and existed primarily to meet French military contracts. Such was the case once again for the Bell 210. It's very existance is the result of Bell once again trying to win a US military contract. It did not and the amount that would be sold to the civilian population would not have allowed Bell to re-coup their development and R & D costs for the 210.......and therefore it ain't going to happen. Do not forget that the 204, 205, 212, 206, Hughes 500 and the Hillier 1100 are all results of attempts to win US military contracts. Once again, ditto for the vast majority of the French R/W industry. Remove the militaary from the equation over the years and this industry would not be as far advanced and sophiscated as it is. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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