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PZL-Sokol combat helicopter

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Piotr Butowski included in his book 'Military Aircraft of Eastern Europe (3) Helicopters' a side drawing or sketch of a combat helicopter based on Sokol's powerplant named W-3MS - anti-tank helicopter.

I have attached the orginal and also rendered the drawing adding a chin HMG and a few other tid bits not true to the concept.

Could anyone shed any light on the validity of the W-3MS as a programme.
 

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It was only a proposal like many other variants, such as:

W-3WS - another gunship
W-3U Salamandra - with Mi-24W avionics and armament (one built)
W-3U-1 Aligator - antisubmarine version
W-3WB Huzar - another armed version
...etc

I think that W-3MS with Eurocopter Tiger like cockpit will never materialize. The main problem is the fat fuselage, that needs a lot of modifications to fit a tandem cockpit. Much usefull idea is to keep the standard side-by-side placement.
 

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I am quiet certain it will not materialize, question is ...was this proposal genuinely put forward by PZL, or is it guess work by Piotr.
 

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Also,


PZL-Sokol W-3B combat helicopter project.


http://www.samolotypolskie.pl/samoloty/3449/126/PZL-W-3B-Jastrzab
 

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Nice find YouROKer.
 

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Nice find YouROKer.
 

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Hi,

http://modelwork.pl/viewtopic.php?p=372574
 

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This seems fictional too, the caption says polish black hawk.
 
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