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Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: This sounds a bit odd.

"the pilot isn't anywhere near the most expensive part of the whole system."

The pilot is an officer and is therefore valuable.

Whirlybirds are generally piloted by grunts or noncomms and as such are expendable.

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