Photos of a reportedly new stleath helicopter have been circulating on the internet for the last few days. Some immediately began saying it is the latest stealth weapon in the US military's already vast arsenal. Other's however say it is nothing more than a prop, developed for the lights and rigors of Hollyweird.
“It looks like it may really be the mock up for the new Osama Bin Laden movie," reports David Cenciotti on his blog, The Aviationist.
He posted the above photo earlier today of what appears to be a helicopter, outfitted in the now familiar black and jagged angles of military stealth vehicles.
Many skeptics agree with Cenciotti, saying the vehicle is to be a prop in the upcoming Zero Dark Thirty film, a movie that chronicles Operation Geronimo. (I know it's blurry, but that almost looks like the late Pvt. Danny Chen.)
The director of the film supposedly had access to a number of government professionals, including special operators and their handlers during filming. This is why many believe even if the helicopter seen in the photo is from the film, it may be real.
Officials with armed forces however, beg to differ.
"I have no interaction and no one on my staff has any interaction with — what’s her name? Bigelow?” Special Operations Command Chief Adm. William McRaven told Wired's The Danger room in May. Chief Adm. McRaven stressed in the report SOCOM's strict "apolitical" stance and denied any partnership with filmakers.
So this brings into doubt a lot of the rumor and hearsay floating around the net concerning this thing. Real or not, the thing looks pretty bad-ass, doesn't it?
Benjamin Burton Jr. 8/7/2012