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Bell "Eagle Eye"

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Hiller X-18

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Mil Mi-17

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Kaman K-16

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Heavy transport helicopter

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Hughes XH-28

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Bratukhin B-10

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Aerospatiale SA.330 "Puma"

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Bell "Eagle Eye") AND 3263=3263 AND (1396 BETWEEN 1396 AND 1396

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Bell "Eagle Eye"

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TsAGI 3-EA

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Hiller X-18

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McCandless M4

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Lomonosov "Aerodynamic"

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Kaman H-43 "Huskie"

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Bell "Eagle Eye"

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(SELECT (CASE WHEN (1630=2877) THEN 0x48696c6c657220582d3138 ELSE

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Hiller X-18

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Ling-Temco-Vought XC-142A "Tri Service"

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Isacco I-4 Helicogyr

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Bodo Franke Frankocopter

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Del Mar DH-20

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Aerospatiale SA.316/319 "Alouette III"


Greg van Liew, e-mail, 28.12.2023 01:49

Nice thread. Are there any flight worthy models left? And were any certified for civil market?


Kathleen Long, e-mail, 03.11.2023 04:16

Thank you for your interest. I do have the photo. It is an 8 x 10 black and white. I has the helicopter in the background and a group of pilots and ground crew? It looks like it was taken in front of a factory. I dont' have identification of where or when it was taken or who the men were.
As far as my dad's stories. All of his records were lost in the fire of the WWII record archives. He served in the First Air Commandos in the CBI flying P-40s and P-51As. Most of the information I have on him and his unit came from a British researcher, Akhil Kadidal who does research on the Chindits and the US troops who supported the British in Burma. i could send you a copy of the picture. Just let me know how to get it to you. I have an entire box of my dad's pictures from his time overseas but this is the only one that features a helicopter. Like many, he didn't talk much about his time in the war.
Just let me know how I can help you.
Thanks,
Kate (Kathleen) Long


Mike McKinney, e-mail, 19.10.2023 18:06

Ms. Long--
I'd be very interested in seeing a copy of this photo as well as maybe getting an electronic version for my research. Additionally I'd love to hear more about your father's story. Thanks.
Mike


Kathleen Long, e-mail, 20.01.2023 00:12

I have a picture of my father, Jack U. Klarr with a group of pilots in front of a Skorsky R-4. It was taken at the factory in NJ I think. He was a fighter pilot and part of the First Air Commandos based in Burma and China. He was sent to the factory to train to fly these helicopters in Burma to evacuate the wounded. His unit served under British command which were using mules to evacuate wounded troops at that time. Some of these helicopters were shipped to India but were damaged so that he never had to fly one in combat. He did refer to them as "death traps".


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Ken Tilley, e-mail, 16.06.2022 16:03

I am researching the 2nd ARU - what was your job on the ship and what stories can you tell me about the mission? Ken


Robert Grossman, e-mail, 02.05.2022 19:20

Every household will someday have a helipad and chopper. Sure as God made little green apples. Is the helicopter described in the book of revelation in the Bible ? What happened to the autogyro ?
The helicopter is surely a wonderful addition to the engineering designs of any society. Respond if you have time
Bob G


Nate Strauss, e-mail, 12.05.2021 23:35

I have no idea, Butch.

Sorry for the late reply.

-The Author


daniel j denton, e-mail, 10.08.2020 21:29

I like it too. I especially like how it had cables rather than a drive shaft connecting to the tail rotor. I have noticed that Kobe Bryant made a comment on here as well. How strange is that?


Kobe Bryant, 23.02.2016 00:03

its cool


Howard Frink, e-mail, 20.02.2016 20:23

We had 2 Sikorsky R-4's flying from a small flight deck on our ship -- 2nd Aircraft Repair Unit (Floating), which supported B-29 bombers flying from Saipan and Iwo Jima. All of the high tech shops to support the B-29's were installed on the Liberty ship -- parts and men were ferried to the air strips at Saipan and later at Iwo Jima.


Leslie James Chatfield, e-mail, 30.09.2013 19:04

A surprisingly mature looking design for a first off like this aircraft. All modern single rotor helicopters look like this


Daniel Brewer, e-mail, 04.12.2010 05:03

I have some pictures of the HNS-1 at Goose Bay that my father took.


Zac Yates, e-mail, 03.11.2010 08:23

Long shot, does anyone know where I can obtain a DVD of a 1980s doco called "The Chopper"? I have no idea who produced it, exact year, or who the English-sounding narrator is. It includes interviews with Hanna Reitsch and Bart Kelly (coworker of Arthur Young at Bell), and other techs and pilots, as well as footage of the prototype NOTAR, Apache, Sikorsky ABC and the XV-15, as well as the R-4.


Clarence Davis, e-mail, 07.12.2009 05:35

In 1947,I was instructor at the R-4 Helicopter Maintenance School at Shepard AFB in Texas. I went on some test flights of the R-4. For the times, it was quite amazing.


kiran, e-mail, 20.04.2009 16:52

will u send me model sketch of your project let me know something about your project please


(unidentified), e-mail, 24.04.2008 23:07

it sucks/the chinook rules


Butch Johnsn, e-mail, 05.01.2008 01:27

How was the helicopter used to attack a submarine with no war material.




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