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flamethrowerguy
08-07-2008, 09:08 PM
Inspired by Moreheaddrillers thread about favourite all-time jet fighters and because I have been a helicopter buff in my youth I'd like to know about your favourite choppers.
I'll start with mine, the classic Bell UH-1D "Huey":

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/UH-1D_helicopters_in_Vietnam_1966.jpg/800px-UH-1D_helicopters_in_Vietnam_1966.jpg

George Eller
08-07-2008, 10:03 PM
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Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (nicknamed Loach)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OH-6_Cayuse

Japanese OH-6D
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/1d/Hughes_OH-6.jpg/800px-Hughes_OH-6.jpg


http://bradcrosslin.com/LOACH.htm
http://bradcrosslin.com/images/army/aircraft/oh-6a-p275.jpg


http://flickr.com/photos/jamesdale10/2165062944/in/set-72157603624395648/
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2384/2165062944_499638cb0e_b.jpg

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MH-6 Little Bird
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MH-6_Little_Bird
http://www.rotorhead.org/military/oh6.asp
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/MH-6_Little_Bird.jpg/750px-MH-6_Little_Bird.jpg

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MD 500 Defender
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MD_500_Defender
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/oh-6.htm


http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/7252/md500.htm
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/7252/md50001.jpg


http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/md-helicopter-recapitalizes-prepares-for-luh-competition-0939/
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_MD_500_Defender_lg.jpg

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Sergej
08-08-2008, 06:20 AM
AH-1G armed with hellfires
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w177/ultrasauros/Unusual/hellfirecobra.jpg

Churchill
08-08-2008, 09:07 AM
The Chinook because it's so big and can carry really big and heavy things and people too.
http://www.enemyforces.com/helicopters/ch47_chinook_2.jpg

Sergej
08-08-2008, 09:14 AM
If you like big toys, what about this one;)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/MI-12.JPG/800px-MI-12.JPG
Mi-12 Prototpe at Monino.
It can hoover maximal 40tons.
But ACH-47 is mean too.

pdf27
08-08-2008, 10:17 AM
Just for a change, a photo of my least favourite chopper!
http://www.irishblogs.ie/images/320223.bmp

flamethrowerguy
08-08-2008, 05:17 PM
Just for a change, a photo of my least favourite chopper!
http://www.irishblogs.ie/images/320223.bmp

Help me out on this one. What does "chopper" mean in this context?

Churchill
08-08-2008, 08:06 PM
That was a bad photo of him... It doesn't look like he's doing a good job of being "my" successor... ;)

pdf27
08-09-2008, 02:42 AM
Help me out on this one. What does "chopper" mean in this context?
It's a British slang term for an item of male genitalia.

Semper Fi
08-09-2008, 10:26 AM
My fav. is the Marine enemy killer ( the Ah-1 Cobra attack helicopter) The first true attack helicopter...

flamethrowerguy
08-09-2008, 12:39 PM
It's a British slang term for an item of male genitalia.

Got that, they did not teach us that one at school...

Jazzman
08-16-2008, 08:29 PM
I've flown in several types of chopper in my life, but NOTHING gives you a rush like flying in a Huey Hog with the doors locked back. Now that is one kick *** ride!!

RifleMan20
08-16-2008, 09:34 PM
Gotta go with the classic Huey, its just.....so.....perfect

Cuts
09-05-2008, 10:31 AM
I've flown in several types of chopper in my life, but NOTHING gives you a rush like flying in a Huey Hog with the doors locked back. Now that is one kick *** ride!!

Oh there are better rushes.
Try hanging outside a Gazelle with you feet on the skids while it's flying. :D

32Bravo
09-05-2008, 10:37 AM
I always fancied the chopper ridden by Captain America:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7tuUG6dLv4

Major Walter Schmidt
09-06-2008, 12:23 AM
The Mil-24 Hind
http://www.esreality.com/files/inlineimages/2008/63561-roflcopter.jpg
:D

Semper Fi
09-06-2008, 12:42 PM
Im fav is the AH-1 Cobra, the first true attack hellicopter.
And the New Super Cobra Haaaa that is a pissed snake.....

Nickdfresh
09-06-2008, 05:07 PM
My favorite chopper is the one taking me out of a hot LZ!

Jagdpanther
09-20-2008, 02:04 AM
mi-24 hind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2cKb7Y7kQ&NR=1

Uyraell
02-13-2009, 03:46 AM
I'm going to do the evil thing here.

I like the AH64, I like the AH1 Cobra family.
The PAH 64 Mangusta is good, as is the Mil24 Hind from the D onwards.
The Kamov 28 and the Kamov 50 are also interesting.

But for the sheer "Oh, F**K! That's after me!" factor, AH56A Cheyenne.

Regards, Uyraell.

3188

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pdf27
02-13-2009, 04:08 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cc/SFF_002-1055526_Fairey_Rotodyne.jpg/800px-SFF_002-1055526_Fairey_Rotodyne.jpg

kamehouse
02-13-2009, 04:11 AM
Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopter_Super_Puma
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee44/kamehouse-uk/img_02.jpg
An oldie but I like it:
Vertol H21C known as Helicoptere Banane.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee44/kamehouse-uk/h_licos_banane_sikorsky_survolant_l.jpg

Rising Sun*
02-13-2009, 04:23 AM
http://surplus.net/usmarketing/photos/GM8409Chopper.jpg

Uyraell
02-13-2009, 09:01 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cc/SFF_002-1055526_Fairey_Rotodyne.jpg/800px-SFF_002-1055526_Fairey_Rotodyne.jpg

Knew it as soon as I saw it. Have a 1:72 (or it may be 1:100, but it's still sizable) model of the thing.

Always thought it was a very interesting aircraft, the Rotodyne, would be intrigued as to what one constructed with modern materials would be able to achieve.

Regards, Uyraell.

Uyraell
02-13-2009, 09:03 AM
http://surplus.net/usmarketing/photos/GM8409Chopper.jpg

:mrgreen::D:mrgreen::lol:

That'll be for helping prep the steak, eggs, onions, and chips, then.

Regards, Uyraell.

Uyraell
02-13-2009, 09:27 AM
Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopter_Super_Puma
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee44/kamehouse-uk/img_02.jpg
An oldie but I like it:
Vertol H21C known as Helicoptere Banane.
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee44/kamehouse-uk/h_licos_banane_sikorsky_survolant_l.jpg

Have always felt the bananaboat to be an odd-ball, right back to the Piascecki original that Vertol licence-produced, along with several European consortia.
However, it has to be remembered, at the time, the thing was one of very few viable transport/"heavy-lift" helicopters available/in service.

Regards, Uyraell.

pdf27
02-13-2009, 01:13 PM
Always thought it was a very interesting aircraft, the Rotodyne, would be intrigued as to what one constructed with modern materials would be able to achieve.[/FONT]
With 1960s technology it outperformed any helicopter yet built. Unfortunately it was assassinated for domestic political reasons :(.

Uyraell
02-14-2009, 09:32 PM
With 1960s technology it outperformed any helicopter yet built. Unfortunately it was assassinated for domestic political reasons :(.

Too true. Tragi-comic in a way. The thing was exactly what was needed.
Political idiocy (as per usual in the UK of that era) killed it.

(Though, between you, me, and the gatepost: as the years have gone by I have VERY Seriously wondered at how much UK Defence and Transport policies were, in effect, being run from Moscow. Reds-under-the-bed type thinking aside, looking back, almost every time a Good idea occurred it was killed, when every bad idea was pushed forwards.....)

Warm Regards, Uyraell.