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RE: Rotorcraft Recognition Challenge: Name that variant!
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sweet, ok here is my challenge

 

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Hte Branly B-2J10. ^_^



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Edo got it. That was pretty easy.



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your up, Edo

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 think it's actually an SA 361

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-- Edited by rotorwash on Tuesday 7th of February 2012 03:47:26 AM

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Ok ^^

 

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SA-360 Dauphin?



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Rotorwash is next. ^



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Italian Dragon wrote:

Ok ^^

 

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Cool pic of it too! Haven't seen it without the nose FLIR.



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Here ya go.

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That's the Bolkow Bö-115 -I, a PAH-2 contender. Other (much different) variants were designed later.

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Very weird. Looks like it uses the same engine and rotor system as the Bo 105.



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Stargazer2006 wrote:

That's the Bolkow Bö-115 -I, a PAH-2 contender. Other (much different) variants were designed later.


 Doh, sorry I forgot this post.  Your right so looks like you are up.

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Okay. This one shouldn't be too difficult to figure out.



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Bell 214 ST, right?  I better not miss this one or I'll have to hide my head in shame!

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Bah, too easy, I knew you'd find it... Your turn, again!

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Stargazer2006 wrote:

Bah, too easy, I knew you'd find it... Your turn, again!


 As it turns out I'm just s Bell helo nut.  There are very few Bell birds I've not seen at least once.  Anyway, here's a Bell that should take a minute or two.  Course knowing you guys penchant for anything totally wierd, maybe not!

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I have to confess... I've never seen this before! Looks like a JetRanger (or similar model) prototype, or experimental UH-1 for testing the systems of the future model.



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Stingray wrote:

I have to confess... I've never seen this before! Looks like a JetRanger (or similar model) prototype, or experimental UH-1 for testing the systems of the future model.


 Yes it was an experimental outfit of a standard Bell model.  Not a jetranger.  Looks like a UH-1 but not a military variant.  Ah cummon, you guys love a challenge around here!

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The color schem points to the unique Bell 533 demonstrator, the first Huey that was tested with four blades, additional jets, etc. I wasn't aware, however, that they had also tried counter-rotating rotors on it!!!

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Stargazer2006 wrote:

The color schem points to the unique Bell 533 demonstrator, the first Huey that was tested with four blades, additional jets, etc. I wasn't aware, however, that they had also tried counter-rotating rotors on it!!!


 I'll give you that it looks similar to the 533.  however, check the chin bubbble, the nose is completely different 9pretty much like a Bell 212 from what i can tell).  Also, there is no "ARMY" on the side as this was a civilian project.  Third, except for the photos showing her on display at Eustis, I have never seen a pic of the 533 with the "surfboard" on top of the rotor houseing.  I will tell you this, it was a prototype airframe of a model that was eventually mass produced.  That should really narrow down the possibilities.

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D-326 was the Clipper titlt-rotor.



-- Edited by SuperStallion on Wednesday 29th of February 2012 04:58:51 AM

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Now in all honesty, I've been waiting for the list to be narrowed down to prove a feeling I've had about this model.

I think this is related to the Bell 412.



-- Edited by SuperStallion on Wednesday 29th of February 2012 05:26:37 AM

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Retroistic, that's the Bell 210, but these still have the original 2-blade rotor system. Note the model in question has four rotors.



-- Edited by SuperStallion on Wednesday 29th of February 2012 05:27:49 AM

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You guys are all around this one.  It's not a 205 variant, nor is it related to the 214.  The nose is a bit of a red herring.  Note the bird I posted has a left handed "pusher" tail rotor.  The civil 205, 210 and the 214 have right handed "tractor" tail rotors.  The field is narrowing quickly!

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-- Edited by rotorwash on Wednesday 29th of February 2012 05:52:34 AM

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At first I was going to call it the XH-40, but the rotor housing maks it look closer to the Bell Model 533. I recall a variant that specially tested the Gnome engine, is this it or did this have the original T53-09A?



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retroistic wrote:

At first I was going to call it the XH-40, but the rotor housing maks it look closer to the Bell Model 533. I recall a variant that specially tested the Gnome engine, is this it or did this have the original T53-09A?


 I gotta confess I have no idea what engine this bird has.  The best clue I can give is that it is a CIVIL variant so not any of the models tested by the military.  If you know Bell's civil designations, I have practiaclly given the answer away.  Just look beyond all the crazy fairings and such and think what she would look like underneath.

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Stingray wrote:

I have to confess... I've never seen this before! Looks like a JetRanger (or similar model) prototype, or experimental UH-1 for testing the systems of the future model.


 

Wouldn't make sense because the 206 prototype was an LOH contender. Since this is apparently a civil project, it shouldn't have any ties with the 206A+ series.



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Gunship wrote:
Stingray wrote:

I have to confess... I've never seen this before! Looks like a JetRanger (or similar model) prototype, or experimental UH-1 for testing the systems of the future model.


 

Wouldn't make sense because the 206 prototype was an LOH contender. Since this is apparently a civil project, it shouldn't have any ties with the 206A+ series.


 Unless it tested improvements intended for the civilian producton line.



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Possilble. But then why use a short 204?



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