Yes, you are right. Both helicopters shared some avionics, rotor system, shaft, many parts of tail etc.Iranian F-14A said:The Boeing-Vertol model looks as if it shares components with the Boeing YUH-61A.Maybe they did it like Bell when they took the Huey and made the Cobra.Kept the engine and tailboom,but made the cockpit more for the gunship role and deleted the troop cabin.Maybe its me,but just something I noticed.
Oh, now that's just nifty. I've been looking for drawings of that for twenty freakin' years, ever since I saw photos of the mockup in Av Leak.Tailspin Turtle said:Boeing AAH
Well, it can be viewed as free ad for sure but some publishers don't agree. So the forum staff decided to prevent any confussion and express full support to writers and publishers.This is free advertisement rather than stealing according to me, but I let you judge.
Thanks, I have focused on the asymmetric cockpit for my asymmetric-aircraft siteoverscan said:See three view here: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,532.msg63897.html#msg63897
The Apache ain't exactly a looker. Come to think of it the Cheyenne looked pretty dorky on the ground too (looked SWEET with the gear up though IMO).yasotay said:Even had Boeing been short listed for demonstration the unique seating arrangement would have been a hard sell with a conservative organization like Army Aviation. Like Boeings JSF entry the ugly factor would have played against it. My opinion of course.
I agree that none of them are sexy, however the offset cockpit is VERY radical for Army Aviation. Army Aviation is not into radical.yasotay said:Even had Boeing been short listed for demonstration the unique seating arrangement would have been a hard sell with a conservative organization like Army Aviation. Like Boeings JSF entry the ugly factor would have played against it. My opinion of course.
Pretty much. Except for his right front quadrantColonial-Marine said:What were the advantages to the cockpit configuration on the Boeing-Vertol aircraft? Better view for the guy in the back seat?
Ok thanks to Tailspin Turtle's posting of the 3-view drawing of the Boeing-Vertol AAH, and a very interesting book titled 'Helicopter Gunships: Deadly Combat Weapon Systems' by Wayne Mutza (a book I can highly recommend, with plenty of pictures, mockups and information we have been looking for in 'Secret Projects' helicopter forums!), the Boeing-Vertol AAH design is in fact the Boeing-Vertol Model 235Tailspin Turtle said:Boeing AAH