CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Jun 3, 2011
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They need a rigid rotor if they want to approach Cheyenne speeds.
At the presentation they said that they decided against a new rotor on the grounds of cost.
Yeah, understandable, especially given the speed they think they can hit without it. I still suspect the boots are new, for drag reduction (and maybe signature reduction as well?)At the presentation they said that they decided against a new rotor on the grounds of cost.
Agility here measures specifically the aircraft’s “ability to respond rapidly and precisely to pilot inputs at low speeds or ‘at the X,’ [i.e.] at the landing site,” Bell’s delighted program manager, Ryan Ehinger, told me in an interview. “The V-280 handles like a sports car.”
Tim Malia, Director of Sikorsky Future Vertical Lift—Light, Bill Fell, senior experimental test pilot for Sikorsky's S-97 and joint multi-role programs[ ...] and last, but certainly not least, Chris Van Buiten, Vice President, Sikorsky Innovations.
I love Advanced AH-64 more
No reason there can't be both.I love Advanced AH-64 more