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RE: Rotorcraft Recognition Challenge: Name that variant!
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Alrighty, I'm leaving Bell behind with this one.  If anyone gets this right away, I'll be very impressed.

   Ray

 

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Ray, not to worry. You know, there is also a separate "Name that rotorcraft" topic in this section, and it can happen to anyone to get the two mixed up!

Could you please repost your photo, but now with the full markings restored? Thanks in advance!

Here's my new challenge. I want the manufacturer, model designation and sub-version.



-- Edited by Stargazer2006 on Saturday 3rd of March 2012 10:30:00 AM

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The rotor system shares characteristics on that of the MD-520L, but the antenna below the tail boom makes me think of the Special Forces EH-6 models for electronic surveillance.



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Not 520L or EH-6, but it is a special ops bird.  In fact it is a fairly early spec ops variant.  Not sure if this will help, but she was flown by Hugh Mills, who is a very well known Vietnam OH-6A pilot.

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Close.  The orginal "Quiet One" was the NOH-6A.   The bird I posted is a slightly newer version.  Any ideas?  You are really close so I might have to just give this one to you anyway.

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How about the OH-6D?

If not, all I can think of are the EH-6E and MH-6Es.



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Double post:

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Stingray wrote:

Okay then, no prob. Can you tell me what the antenna is for? Some Japanese OH-6Ds carry the exact same kind.

My challenge coming up in a minute.


 I'm assuming it's for some type of radio equipment, but I just sent an e-mail to Wayne mutza who literally wrote the book on Loaches so I'll let you know for sure when he get's back to me.

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Thanks a lot, Ray! wink



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Conroy Heli-Guppy ! 
A modification of the Sikorsky Skycrane, capable of transporting fuselage sections of the new generation of large aircraft, is undergoing evaluation. Design criteria include a payload capability of approximately 18,000 pounds and diameters up to 20 feet. The Skycrane has great versatility and may be readily converted to many uses. It is expected to play a major role in specialized air transportation for the aerospace industry as well as for the construction, petroleum and other industries. 

 

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Ah, too easy! That's the Conroy HeliGuppy, a projected derivative of the Sikorsky S-64.

As for the NOH-6P, Ray, I almost said that but I had a different bird under that designation so I prefered to keep my answer to myself. See attachment:



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*slaps forhead* I totally forgot about the filenames.

On to you, Ray...



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OK, this one should be pretty good.  No official designation I know of but what I want to know is who built it, who was it built for, and what was it's pupose.  

  Ray

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Sikorsky S-52-3.  Called the YH-18 when tested by the US Army.

 

Here's the unaltered version you requested:

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Sikorsky S-52-3 indeed. Thought the rarer civilian guise might prove a bit tricky, but you can't fool an expert!! LOL

Your turn – again –, Ray.

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OK, let's up the "variant" ante.  I want the Huey variant, weapon system variant and the variants of the individual parts of the weapon system.  It would be nice to know which outfit this bird belonged to as well.  Probably another push over, but I can't resist Hueys and there is definitely a variant for this one.

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Scorpio,

  Looks like we found a winner.  I was hoping for the variants of the weapons but, hey, this is a helicopter site so I guess the UH-1B ID is enough and you did know it was Seawolf.  For those who don't know, HA(L)-3 (Helicopter Attack light-Squadron 3) was one of the most decorated helicopter units of the Vietnam War.  they supported the Brown Water Navy as well as many special ops missions.  HA(L)-3 was more commonly known as the Seawolves.  Their helicopters were old Army UH-1B's and a few C's.  Thye also had Army weapon systems as the UH-1B I posted has.  You can tell the Huey I posted is a UH-1B by the 204 rotor head, nose mounted pitot, narrow chord symmetrical horizontal stabs, narrow chord tail and single position light on the tail.

  The weapon system is the M16 system.  It is composed of 2 M60C machine guns and 1 M158 7-shot 70mm rocket pod with replaceable tubes on either side of the aircraft.

 On to you, Scorpio.

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-- Edited by rotorwash on Monday 5th of March 2012 03:24:31 AM

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Well, it looks liek there are Dual M60's on there along with a 7 shot 2.75in (70mm) rocket pod, and the only known land based navy Gunship squadorn was the Seawolf Squadron which primarily used the UH-1B.

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thanks, il'e keep the Huey line going with this one. i want the model number and which country it is used by. It will probably be really easy to all you huey buffs.

 



-- Edited by scorpio213 on Monday 5th of March 2012 10:56:27 PM

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Bell 214 "Huey Plus" of the Royal Omanian Air Force, 1982.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bell_214,_Oman_1982.jpg



-- Edited by Gunship on Tuesday 6th of March 2012 03:10:59 AM

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Good one, never seen that particular pic before.  I'll keep my promise to Stephane and stay out of this one.  

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Oman ?!?!?!?

Gosh, and I thought only Iran had purchased 214s in the Middle East!

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gunship guessed correctly, and yes oman purchased several 214's.

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Sikorsky S-61F compound research helicopter sponsored by the Army and Navy, with two pod-mounted Pratt 8 Whitney J60-P-2 turbojets to complement the two General Electric T58-GE-8B turboshafts, a 9.75m wingspan (with wings, though the one in the photo lacks them), and the the five-blade main rotor shown in the photo was later replaced by a six-blade rotor. First flight as a compound helicopter was on 21 May, 1965. Engine ratings were 1315kg each for the J60s and 1,200 shp each for the T58s.

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At least, I think that's it... biggrin



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I'm gonna keep getting them too, till you start renaming your files!biggrin

Here's mine.  I'm looking for the US Army designation.  The paint scheme makes it pretty obvious what this bird was used for, but I am wondering if anyone can tell me more about how this bird was used.  To help ID the variant, I will tell you it was taken in 1989.

   Ray

 

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-- Edited by rotorwash on Saturday 10th of March 2012 01:55:58 AM

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Stingray, don't bother with this one. evileye

 

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cry

That's like presenting me with the most flavorful of candy and forbidding me to have a piece!!!



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ooh, I can play cause it ain't a Bell.  ATE Superhind Mk V

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Winner. You're up!



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OK, I'm giving this one maybe 30 minutes before we get a winner.

 

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