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Rotorcraft Recognition Challenge: Name that variant!
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OK then.  This one may be too easy, but I'm looking for the US Army designation for this aircraft:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_4xLi6KmWWQA/S_tetm46G8I/AAAAAAAAA0s/vF_
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A little hard to tell for me, but it shares some similarity with the Bell Model 47H (Army designation H-13).

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Good guess, but it's not a Bell aircraft.

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Sikorsky then?



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Fairchild-Hiller FH-1100, Army prototypes originally designated HO-5, then later redesignated OH-5A. It was one of three designs selected by the U.S. Army for prototype evaluation in response to the LOH (Light Observation Helicopter) competition.



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Stingray wrote:

Fairchild-Hiller FH-1100, Army prototypes originally designated HO-5, then later redesignated OH-5A. It was one of three designs selected by the U.S. Army for prototype evaluation in response to the LOH (Light Observation Helicopter) competition.


Travis,

   I knew that was too easy.  If we're getting technical the photo is the YOH-5A as the "Y" denoted a prepoduction prototype and the pic is from the LOH competition flyoff.  You also might be interested in the weapon system mounted to the side.  It is the XM-7 twin M60C system.  Each of the three LOH competitors mounted the system differently.  Looks like you're up. 

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Thanks Ray. wink



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Kamov Ka-25... with some strange mod on the nose. Odly enough, also in Aeroflot service.



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Well, you're right about it being a Ka-25, that's obvious enough. Just a brief hint: It was an attept at a civilian passenger / cargo version, with a certain *external* lifting capability.



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A flying crane. Okay, so that must be the operator's gondola under the nose. Don't know the designation though, sorry.



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rotorwash wrote:
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Here is my next challenge. It should be more difficult. I would have posted a Convair proposal as an upgrade to the Model 49 but my files are missing.


 The photo attached to the above post is actually the YEH-60B SOTAS (Stand Off Target Aquisition System) bird.   Here's the real deal before she got the SLAR boom.  Notice the long legs on the landing gear.

  Ray


 

Aww monkey-trumpets! Well the ECM jammer version uses a revolving radar(?) just like it. Sowy. :(

To the current challenge, that's the Ka-25K.

https://sites.google.com/site/stingrayslistofrotorcraft/kamov-ka-25k



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Leela wins this one.



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:D



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Welcome back, Leela.

Oh come on, this is way too easy! WG.13 attack helicopter project.



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The Kamov is the Kamov Ka-25K Hormone.Flying crane demonstrator.

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ok, decided to rewake this thread which has lain dormant for well over 2 months, Sting do you mind if i go since pepper has been gone so long?



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By all means, go ahead.



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ok here is my challenge

New Unbuilt vairant.jpg

 

 



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Sort of looks like a cross between the AS.332 and NH-90.



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NH-90 side


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Not sure if there is some specific designation you are looking for but that is the Sea Apache proposal as fara s I know.   I believe that is conceptual artwork done by Hughes.

    Ray



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I've seen this elswhere on the forum. This is the VNH-90 Yugoslavian proposal, correct?



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correct, your up Stallion


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Sea Apache, the final proposal



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Ray, you got it.

Honestly, I'm not sure if it has a specific designation either.



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"Sea Apache" remained a concept and was never given one. However, it did bear an alternate name: "Gray Thunder" (Ha!)

The design was refined about three times (current challenge shows the third proposal) but the project was not funded, and so the Marines continued using Sea Cobras instead.



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SuperStallion wrote:

Ray, you got it.

Honestly, I'm not sure if it has a specific designation either.


 Aw crud, now I have to pick one.  OK, this will probably be an easy one, but here goes. I think we all know it's a cobra, but which variant.

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I believe the tentative designation of the Sea Apache was AH-64B.

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ok, iam am going with an AH-1Q

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scorpio213 wrote:

ok, iam am going with an AH-1Q


 Bingo!  in fact it is the first AH-1Q so technically YAH-1Q.  The black nose is the giveaway.  On to you, sir.

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