Photo: “Mikado” quadrotor mini-drone hovers in front of a giant CH-53 helicopter

The following picture, released by the Bundeswehr (German for Federal Defense Forces) during the Berlin’s ILA (International Aviationand Aerospace Exhibition) 2012,  shows a “Mikado” quadrotor micro-drone hovering in front of a German Army CH-53.

The zoom effect of the lens make the two aircraft appear much closer than they really are: if they were really that near each other, the chopper rotor wash would blow the Mikado down…

Image credit: Bundeswehr

the zoom effect of a 400mm lens make them appear even closer!

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David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.