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#1 Dawes

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 1916 PM

Bell's submission for the US Army's FARA program. A more svelte Comanche?:

 

https://www.bellflig...oducts/bell-360


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#2 Panzermann

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 2144 PM

Certainly looks like they took a page or two from the RAH-66. Why reinvent the wheel helo. Though the comanche was a Sikorsky project IIRC.

 

But for a small tandem seat helicopter with a low RCS you cannot make a much different shape than that. The Maxwell equations dictate it.


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#3 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 0147 AM

Lets hope the army doesnt screw it up by trying to turn it into a gunship again.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 0203 AM

Bell's Comanche lookalike will be named the Warren. They'll say it's an original design but if you ask it it'll say it has Comanche ancestry.


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 0204 AM

Cruel, but very funny Tomas. :D


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