A helicopter was performance tested at full power. The maximum velocity was recorded (accounting for atmospheric conditions).
The helicopter was then modified, adding a FLIR turrent to the nose. The post-mod helicopter was the performance tested.
The result was that the post-modification helicopter had greater performance than the pre-mod.
My question is this, what is the most likely reason for the performance improvement. Any references to past experiences or papers on this topic would be appreciated.
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