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AH-56B Prelim design #1
« on: November 12, 2005, 12:21:22 pm »
I mostly suck at Photoshop, but I can alter a line drawing with at least some small degree of success.  So this is what it might look like with the proposed changes I posited over here: http://www.whatifmodelers.com/forum//index...?showtopic=7503




And the original version:
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2005, 12:38:28 pm »
Was the Cheyenne not originally supposed to have a free-swinging  autocannon under the cockpit? I seem to remember a film of one of the FSD prototypes having it, and the gunner's chair rotated with the cannon.  
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2005, 01:01:23 pm »
Proditor, do you have the original image without your mod's (for a side-by-side comparison)?

 
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2005, 05:58:29 pm »
Sure thing, added to my first post for easier comparison.

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2005, 07:10:06 pm »
Thank you.  Very clever changes you've made (I'm no Cheyenne expert so this was very helpful).

I like the central balance of your version better than the original.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2005, 08:59:24 am »
From what I've read it was another victim of politics rather than "real" problems.  Too bad, woulda been a fantastic bird  :(  
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2005, 10:10:29 am »
Ayup.  The Warbird Tech Series Book on Cheyenne is a great read and talks a lot about what killed it.  (Politics, McNamara's procurement "system", changing roles, and service rivalry)  The changing roles thing leads me to believe that the Army is a little confused when they ask for helicopters.  Wasn't Commanche in pretty much the same boat when it got cancelled?

Anyway, thanks for the feedback, and for Elmayerle's kind offer to PM him in the discussion thread (Books only help so much).   :D  

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Re: AH-56B Prelim design #1
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 11:58:57 pm »
Can anyone else not see these pictures or is it just me?
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Re: AH-56B Prelim design #1
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 12:12:27 am »
Can anyone else not see these pictures or is it just me?

I can't either, but they were originally posted over 10 years ago and the web site may not exist any more.
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Re: AH-56B Prelim design #1
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2017, 06:12:36 am »
Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!! A strong love of the AH-56 has returned with a vengeance and I want to see everything I can about any whiff of it I can find  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2017, 06:57:19 am »
Maybe Proditor can find them again !  :wub:
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2017, 01:05:30 pm »
One can live in hope  ;D
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Re: AH-56B Prelim design #1
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2017, 05:42:09 pm »
12 year old post.  ;)
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Re: AH-56B Prelim design #1
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2017, 01:53:02 pm »
Indeed, but I save darn near everything, so the pics should be live again.   :thumbsup:

I wonder what my original idea was going to be...I mean, I see the 30mm, the combined 7.62mm minigun/grenade launcher, and moving the TADS to the middle location, I see the split Apache style engines, but I wonder if that's "all" I was doing...I should find my donor kit and see if it's still possible.
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Re: AH-56B Prelim design #1
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2017, 02:29:10 pm »
Yes, the drawings are back again now.  :thumbsup:
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