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Boeing Vertol Model 107 Variants and Projects

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From early 60's Interavia don't know issue number...
 

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Is that some sort of cannon firing off the rear ramp? Mounting looks rather flimsy. SS-11/Entac missiles? What are meant to be in the sponsons? Miniguns?
 

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Caption says the weapon on the rear ramp is a rocket launcher meant to swing down and fire forward. It looks rather like a recoilless rifle to me.

The sponsons are supposed to have "small rocket launchers" but they actually look a lot more like grenade launchers to me.
 

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Boeing Vertol Model 107 test helicopter photo dated Jul. 31, 1966 found on ebay.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Boeing-Vertol-Division-Press-Photo-/190704760529?pt=Art_Photo_Images&hash=item2c66e3b6d1
 

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What probably is the most heavily armed version of this helilcopter, someone can
dream of, was shown in "Der Flieger", December 1962. Don't think, that I ever put
more weapons on the drawing of an aircraft as a schoolboy ! ;D
 

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Jemiba said:
What probably is the most heavily armed version of this helilcopter, someone can
dream of, was shown in "Der Flieger", December 1962. Don't think, that I ever put
more weapons on the drawing of an aircraft as a schoolboy ! ;D

Wow Jemiba that is one hell of a weapons loadout!!
The 2.75in, SS-11's and 40mm grenade launcher looks workable. But the Bullpup ASM's would have to have some major impact on the helicopters overall performance!
Very interesting the conveyer-like arrangement of the 2.75in & SS-11 reloads! I'm assuming the SS-11 (if that's what they are) are fired out the rear door/ramp?

Thanks again

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Pioneer said:
I'm assuming the SS-11 (if that's what they are) are fired out the rear door/ramp?

I think so. Every single one of those weapons installations may have been workable, I think,
but not all together in a single airframe, of course. The drawing is from a page titled "Bewaffnete
Hubschrauber" (armed helicopters), all other pictures are photos of real installations.
 

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Thank you Jemiba ;) RegardsPioneer
 

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Factory display model of the Armed Vertol 107 helicopter project, from about 1962. The twin SS-11 missile rack retracts into the fuselage for reloading. There is a cannon housing and rocket canisters on the other side.

A wonderful device for metal-plating Charlie.
 

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Vertol 107 for Sweden, manufacturers promotional image
 

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