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Fairchild-Republic Advanced High-Speed Helicopter Projects of 1974

hesham

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Hi,

here is a Fairchild-Republic advanced high-speed helicopter projects,the first was for
US Navy and the second was a high-speed transport design,used a advanced rotor
concept,made by the company,I don't know id Sikorsky had a handle in those designs
or not ?.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19740805/23/2
 

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Why would they?

Incidentally "J Roy Ewans" from Fairchild is the same Roy Ewans who was chief designer on the Vulcan Mk 2 for Avro.
 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
Why would they?

Incidentally "J Roy Ewans" from Fairchild is the same Roy Ewans who was chief designer on the Vulcan Mk 2 for Avro.

My dear Paul,

I thought the mention of Sikorsky in last of the article could used to explain Sikorsky help,now
after I discover that's not right,it's pleasure to know Fairchild-Republic modern helicopter projects.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19740805/24/2
 

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It seems as if the design for the 'Navy' was intended to carry troops - going by the access door, which would make it in a configuration reminiscing of the Mil Mi-24/Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk?

Why would the U.S. Navy been sponsoring/wanting such a high performance assault helicopter? Or would it have been earmarked for the Marines?

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For USN Brown Water/Riverine ops originally I would suspect, though by 1974 such were in sharp decline.
 

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Hi,

maybe this beast related to Republic AP-183 Helicopter Project ?;

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,314.msg159600.html#msg159600
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

maybe this beast related to Republic AP-183 Helicopter Project ?;

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,314.msg159600.html#msg159600

Designed to the same USN requirement you mean? Not enough data at the present time to say one way or the other.
 
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