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in RAF Flying Review 1/62, unknown to me :
a flying-crane version of the S-60 :
 

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Heres an odd one from Michael JH Taylors Military Prototypes of the 50's... no not the flying jeep in the foreground, but the H5 in the background on the left... I've been wondering about this one for the best part of 20 years...!

Any ideas folks...?

Zeb
 

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Hi,

unknown Sikorsky helicopter project.
http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~macmardg/pubs/aiaa2000-2475.pdf
 

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I think, that's just a windtunnel test rig for rotor tests, so, it's the rotor
that matters, not what appears to be a model of a helicopter. The fuselage
probably is just there, to simulate the airflow as good as possible. ;)
 

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http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%200621.html?search=aircraft
 

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Hi,

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19910018854_1991018854.pdf
 

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hesham said:
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http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1961/1961%20-%200621.html?search=aircraft
From old book about rotorcraft.
 

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To my opinion, that's not a real project, but (as it is called in the paper) just a rotorcraft drag model,
used to test different configurations on the same basis. The addition of the mounting strut is
another evidence. Nevertheless an interesting paper ! ;)
 

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Vintage helicopter concept lithographs from Sikorsky and Boeing

Vintage helicopter concept lithographs from Sikorsky and Boeing found on eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-60s-70s-Hospital-Heliport-Blueprints-Boeing-Sikorsky-Helicopter-Posters-/311281032263?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4879cb9c47
 

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Re: Vintage helicopter concept lithographs from Sikorsky and Boeing

Vintage helicopter concept lithographs from Sikorsky and Boeing found on eBay.

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Vintage 1960's/1970's helicopter collectibles. One hand drawn original concept helicopter poster measuring 29" by 23". The back of the poster is labeled "Spitfire Concept (Museum), Sketch By Kurkjian". The beautiful professional artist rendition drawing displays nicely with great colors. This original sketch is signed in pencil "I. Kurkjian". The paper shows wear to the edges as pictured. Three prints posters all measuring 17" by 14" and all featuring Sikorsky choppers and all marked "Sikorsky Aircraft" - one "Military S-64B Helicopter" with back marked "Museum Sikorsky C-Rotation Helicopters", one "Light Anti-Submarine Attack Vehicle" and one "Utility Tactical Transport Aerial System". All 3 are in very good condition and display beautifully with great colors and detail. Nine more items - one George Washington picture, one 1995 Boeing letter, one actual photograph of a helicopter being built at the Boeing plant, one actual photograph of a Navy jet, one actual photograph of a Boeing chopper lifting loaded pallets and 4 Boeing info fact promo sheets with facts on the back - one "MH-47E" and three "RAH-66 Comanche". All 9 are in very good condition and display beautifully with great colors and detail. Two 1970's actual blue prints blueprints for the CCMC Crozer Chester Medical Center Burn Center hospital Helipad or Heliport. Both prints measure 22" by 36" and are marked "C.C.M.C. Heliport, Upland Borough, William Rumford Co. Builders, Catania Engineering Associates, 7-27-73". These two plan sheet show wear to the edges and some fading as pictured. One color, high gloss heavy stock U. S. Army helicopter scene - back of poster is marked "Boeing Heavy Lift". The poster shows a United States Army helicopters lifting tanker truck, crates, etc. above a battle field battlefield scene with tanks, solders, etc. The edges and corners show wear. The right edge has a tear with tape repair. These items are sold as is. $14.00 postage.
 

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Hi,


here is a Sikorsky S-78 or S-70-29.


Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1974-1975
 

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Hi,


I can't ID this old Model helicopter from Sikorsky ?.


http://www.sikorskyarchives.com/pdf/NEWS%20OCT%202009%20EG.pdf
 

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Well, you might ask the Sikorsky archives but, somehow, I doubt they would know. My guess is that it is just what it says in the article, a model. That indicates to me that it is not necessarily related to a formal project.
As a Sikorsky fan, I find the many illustrations in the Sikorsky Archive Newsletters interesting but most of them seem, I my opinion, to be artist impressions which were distantly related to a real life project. I would therefore be reluctant to consider them as 'projects'.
Possibly the letters DS, that have been referred to various times, means Design Studies. When does a 'design study' become a 'project'? I do not know, but I would guess a 'project' is something that you do against an identified requirement by a potential customer of group of customers.
What I am trying to say, of the many Sikorsky drawings we see, the best that you may get is a file number of the drawing, and not a real S for Sikorsky number. The only one that would know this file number are the guys at the Sikorsky archive.
But keep posting these nice pieces of art work.
 

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Hi,


here is an old advanced helicopter concept from 1970s,designed by Sikorsky company;


http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/729860.pdf
 

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Thank you again Dear Hesham
the 3rds tail section is exceptionally interesting.

best
j
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19630701/40/2
 

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Hi,

I never saw like this advanced Helicopter concept from Sikorsky ?.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/20130304/34/2
 

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Great find! Thanks. I have always wondered why Sikorsky has never pursued a light helicopter. Not able to compete in a flush market?
 

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thank you my dear Yasotay.
 

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yasotay said:
Great find! Thanks. I have always wondered why Sikorsky has never pursued a light helicopter. Not able to compete in a flush market?
Probably. They did end up buying Schweizer to get into the really light end of the market (probably with an eye toward unmanned applications).
 

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