The Kopp-Etchells Effect

The Kopp-Etchel effect

Named after British and American soldier who died in Helman province, Afghanistan, this weird halo-like effect has been spotted around the rotor-blades of military helicopters. It is a result of static electricity that occurs when the CH-47s fly though dust storms.

View combat journo Michael Yon’s page for more great photographs.

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