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Hi,

anther McDonnell Douglas MDX was in old concept
in 1989.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1989/1989%20-%201987.html?search=mcdonnell%20MDX%20helicopter
 

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Hi,

http://books.google.com.eg/books?id=a-QDAAAAMBAJ&pg=RA1-PA56&dq=sikorsky+vertical+takeoff&hl=ar&ei=4lwbTNvYEYeT4gbvs5XaCg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=sikorsky%20vertical%20takeoff&f=true
 

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Model of McDonnell Douglas MDX concept that evolved into the McDonnell Douglas MD Explorer.

Source: Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920 Naval Institute Press 1990.
 

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Three-view drawing of McDonnell-Douglas MDX concept.

Source: Francillon, René J. McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Since 1920 Naval Institute Press 1990.
 

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Artist's concept of McDonnell Douglas MDX.

Source:"New Whirlybird on the Way" Popular Science March 1990 p. 10.
 

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Triton said:
Artist's concept of McDonnell Douglas MDX.
Source:"New Whirlybird on the Way" Popular Science March 1990 p. 10.
Good, so now I don't have to scan the same picture from an old Flug-Revue issue. :)
 

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Artist's concept of McDonnell Douglas civilian NOTAR (no tail rotor) light helicopter circa 1987.

Source: "NOTAR Civilian Choppers" Popular Mechanics September 1987 p. 108.
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

in Flightglobal two helicopter projects to McDonnell Douglas,
the MDX and MD-350N.


http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1990/1990%20-%200405.html?search=Airspeed%20aircraft%201951
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1988/1988%20-%200396.html?search=mcdonnell%20MD%20helicopter%20project

They are both McDonnell Douglas MDX concepts. The McDonnell Douglas MD-350N is another model of NOTAR helicopter.
 

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Greetings All -

A recent EPay buy, an improved version of what DonaldM posted above.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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McDonnell Douglas 50 Years of Innovation: H-1 Race to LHX Helicopter brochure found on eBay.

Source:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1980s-McDONNELL-DOUGLAS-Brochure-50-yrs-Innovation-H-1-Racer-to-LHX-Helicopter-/321053518414?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ac047ea4e

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Up for auction is a 1980s brochure from McDonnell Douglas celebrating over 50 years of innovation and performance starting with Howard Hughes' record setting 1935 H-1 Racer, the 1946 XF-11 Reconnaissance aircraft, 1947 HK-! Hercules flying boat, XH-17 Flying crane, 1956 269/TH-55A, 1963, OH-6A Cayuse / 500C, XV-9A Hot Cycle Research Aircraft, 1969 Model 300C, 1975 AH-64A Apache Attach Helicopter, MD 500D, 1977 500MD/TOW Defender, 1981 Notar (no tail rotor), 1982 MD 5003, 1982 MD 530F, 1984 500/530MG Defender and future innovations in the pipeline like the 500 Notar, the Advanced Apache, the MDX and the LHX Advanced Multirole Helicopter. When folded the brochure is 8.5" X 11.5" and in very nice condition.
 

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A very nice brochure! Hope someone from the forum wins it and gives us a better look at it.
 

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Hi,


also from Aerei 9/1995,here is a strange helicopter to McDonnell Douglas,called;
MD Rotary Wing Project Two,with Stealth feature.
 

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It seems to feature telescopic rotor blades, or maybe something like the "Derschmidt rotor"
with additional hinges in the blade ( s. http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3144.msg101368.html#msg101368)
Strange, too, is the gun, that obviously can be moved forward.
But I cannot see much of stealth in it !
 

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My dear Jemiba,


here is a paragraph from the article.
 

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Sorry, I cannot read Italian, but the word "stealth" in quotation marks and the
words "molto silenzioso" make me think, that it was intended to fly very quiet,
but not, what we call "stealthy".
But certainly one of our Italian members can help ! ;)
 

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My dear Jemiba,


the comment on it.
 

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Hi team,
Does anyone have any photos or drawings of the original NOTAR prototype 65-12917 with baffles on the tail and before the E-style pointed nose? I'm working on a 1/32 model of this configuration but it's hard to find images beyond a couple of poor ones in FLIGHT and the BBC Horizons documentary The Chopper.
 

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The MD Helicopters MD 969 is a combat oriented variant of the MD 900 helicopter capable of carrying gun pods, rockets and missiles, as a possible replacement for the OH-58. A variant called the Swift was based off of it. The Swift was a compound helicopter design that was tendred to the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program, but was excluded from the competition in 2019. I was unable to find any pictures of it as all the sources I have checked just had photos of the MD 969. Does anyone have any photos of the Swift concept?
 

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I don't think any Swift concept images were released. My understanding is that it looked like the 969 with wings and a modified NOTAR boom.
 

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Given the misfortunesof MDH right now, I suspect it may be a while before anything turns up on a modified Explorer
 

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From Air Pictorial 1/1958,

I think the early two helicopters were M-113 and M-112 respectively.
 

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