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Boeing-Vertol Model 179 YUH-61A UTTAS / Model 237 LAMPS contender

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yasotay said:
The rotor mast would no doubt been extended, as was that of the H-60.
Undoubtedly my friend, but I was trying to highlight the original fraught design of the 'short main rotor mast' of the original RfP, which if it had not of been relaxed...........

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I never noticed the large vertical gap between the top of the mast and the hemispherical fairing...is there an explanation for that?
 

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I never noticed the large vertical gap between the top of the mast and the hemispherical fairing...is there an explanation for that?
I have wondered at this as well.
 

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Was the YUH-61 designed to carry weapons like the UH-60 ended up doing?
 

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Was the YUH-61 designed to carry weapons like the UH-60 ended up doing?
The original requirement was only to carry crew served weapons for suppressive fires while operating in contested landing areas. That said had the US Army elected to fly UH-61 vice UH-60 I suspect the Boeing aircraft would have sprouted a similar means to carry other weapons.
 
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