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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 9:21 p.m. PST

"2018 is going to be a big year for futuristic helicopters as new helos and next-generation designs emerge. These exciting new helicopters are becoming more powerful, flying far faster and even flying missions by themselves.

For the military, helicopters are absolutely crucial, and will only become even more so, in war zones. They also play vital roles in humanitarian missions.

The Paris Air Show and Farnborough Air Show are iconic fixtures on the aircraft circuit where the top companies in the world showcase their latest and greatest. There was no shortage of cool aircraft on show in 2017, with some particularly innovative new military helicopters grabbing attention. The best aerospace companies continue to pioneer military aircraft and 2017 was a year of exciting advances in rotorcraft…"
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M1911Colt Inactive Member05 Jan 2018 4:31 a.m. PST

So, two paper prototypes, and a Stallion with upgraded engines and avionics. That sure does sound, "amazing"?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 11:31 a.m. PST



Lion in the Stars06 Jan 2018 12:12 a.m. PST

The Sikorsky S97 Raider and SB-1 Defiant are more interesting.

The King Stallion is a completely new build, I don't think it shares ANY major parts with the -53E. Fuselage is 12" wider, but the sponsons are narrower.

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