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What Kind Of Helicopter Is "airwolf"?  
User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Hello everyone,

I really neep your help abut this:

What kind of helicopter is the Airwolf from the TV-Series "Airwolf". What type/subtype is this one. I think it's a kind of Bell-Helicopter isn't it? Maybe you can give me some more facts about this...?



Thanks for your help in advance.

Greetings
Tobi


Tobias Rose - Hamburg (HAM/EDDH) & (XFW/EDHI) - Canon EOS D60 - ICQ: 235621277 - MSN: Tobias.Rose@gmx.de
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User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

Hello, it's a Bell 222.


Steph


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

Also would it really be possible to fit something like those "turbo's" to a helicopter, or would it just rip the rotors off ??.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3261 times:

It wouldn't really be possible without serious modifications. The big limit for helicopter speed is that at a certain point, the rotor blades travelling forward will break the sound barrier. This has very unfortunate results.  Smile There have been some research into slowing down (or stopping) rotors at high speed. Doing that, together with an horizontal jet or propeller, would in theory enable a helicopter to go much faster.

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