Fighting the UAV mafia.
- Oct 5, 2009
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F-14D said:The demonstrator was eventually fitted with a soundproofed, air conditioned cabin seating six , although the last two would have to be very good friends. From what I know of the proposed production version, this cabin would be expanded to seat eight combat equipped troops. There would be no access to or from the cockpit. Sikorsky was also talking about a (relatively) high speed troop insertion variant. This would have had a one foot wider cabin and would seat 12. I have seen that 15 number pop up in certain places, but like you I find it hard to believe.
Thanks for the information. It sounds like the fuselage would have to be stretched and widened for the proposed troop insertion variant. Yet would the production S-67 have an changed fuselage compared to the demonstrator, or was there enough room for a slightly larger cabin already? What occupied that space in demonstrator's original configuration, additional fuel?