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What helo is this?

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OK so I was driving down the Meritt Parkway in Connecticut and got stuck in traffic on the bridge next to the Sikorsky factory, so I took out the telephoto lens to see what I could see. There wasn't much activity, but one helo was outside being worked on. It looked like some kind of test rig - to my eyes, it looks like a funky kind of blackhawk, but I don't know. It has sponson tanks like a pave low and lacks a door gunner window.

 

 

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It has presidential looking paint like a VH-60 (Marine One, green with white stripe), perhaps that's what it is? I.E. a VIP modifed blackhawk? Which would explain the fuel tanks (extra range) and lack of door gunner (don't want to scare people by flying over homes with a a M134 minigun).

 

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Ideas?

 

PS: sorry about the black poles - the place is fenced in and I was outside said fence (obviously).

Edited by eaglef15strike

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I think that's a prototype CH-148 Cyclone.

 

Cool - I had never even heard of that!

 

But that still doesn't explain the paint scheme.

Edited by eaglef15strike

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work was being done on a new Marine One. got cancelled shortly after a certain Democrat took office.

Sikorsky S-92...I think.

 

Yep definitely the S-92, not the new executive helicoper. Pic from Wikipedia:

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Yup. Definitely.

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S-92 ran for and lost the competition. Would it have been cancelled had the S-92 won? It certainly would've been fought for harder.

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Ts the camouflaged prototype for the new model 1945 Jeep :)

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