Sud Avaition SA-330 with ducted-fan tail rotor

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Hi,

here is the Sud Aviation SA-330 helicopter model,with a ducted-fan
tail rotor.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1964/1964%20-%202089.html?search=ring%20tail%20projects
 

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Good find Hesham !
Such a modification didn't remain a project, as can be seen in the
photo of SA 330Z, but in a different form, not with a high set
fenestron and a V-tail.
(from Minidocavia N°9)
 

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Jemiba said:
Good find Hesham !
Such a modification didn't remain a project, as can be seen in the
photo of SA 330Z, but in a different form, not with a high set
fenestron and a V-tail.
(from Minidocavia N°9)

Thanks, Jemiba. I've been looking for this modification for years.
 

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Found another picture of the SA 330 with a ducted fan. Indeed, it was proposed
at first, but changed during development into a conventional tail rotor.
Reason behind was a higher cruising speed and better rough field landing capability.

(from AviationWeek April 1963)
 

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From Aviation magazine 1975.
 

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