In August of 1962, the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter took its initial flight. This medium lift aircraft with a tandem rotor was designed as a transport helicopter which could be used in all types of weather, day or night. The CH-46 Sea Knight was versatile and used for a variety of [...]
The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is a military helicopter used in various roles. This single-engine, single-rotor Kiowa is capable of observation, utility and direct fire support and has been utilized by the US Army since 1969. Sometimes referred to as ‘Warrior’, the OH-58 is a long-range day and night target acquisition helicopter with multiple [...]
Though the program for the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was cancelled before major production even began, this recon and attack aircraft was still considered advanced due to the incorporated advanced sensors and other newly designed stealth technologies.
Development of the Comanche
This light observation helicopter, the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse, is often used as on escort and attack missions, as a personnel transport helicopter and also as an observation aircraft. First introduced in 1965 after its initial flight in February of 1963, the OH-6 is still in active service today. When in combat, these helicopters were often [...]
Compiling a list of top ten military helicopters is subjective at best. While this particular list may not be everyone’s top ten, or even fall in an order that is agreeable, most of them in some combination would make just about everyone’s top ten list. This particular list is not broken down according to the [...]
A long range, heavy lift helicopter, the Sikorsky MH-53 Helicopter was developed for search and rescue operations for the US Air Force and used extensively during the Vietnam War. The MH-53 is an upgraded variant of the CH-53 Sea Stallion. Production on the MH-53 [...]