Cosync From Mexico, joined Nov 2001, 556 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
I have something on my mind that is realy bugging me.
hughes and mc donald douglas are 2 different companies right?
the MD 500d seems to be also called teh hughes 500 d sometimes. why the hell does it have 2 makes. i dont undeerstand. its the same with lots of companies. bell and eurocopter? i dont understand. and also sometimes the caption of the 500d on a.net sais hughes/md 500d
how can it have to companies?
Fordlover From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1169 times:
Back in the late eightes (or there-abouts) MD bought out Hughes (or their helicopter production at least). So the Hughes 500 became the MD 500. I think it was mid-production on the D model, so both manufacturer's names have been used. When the E model came out, it was strictly, the MD 500E. Sorry for the lack of details, but that's all I really remember of the whole transaction. I'm sure someone will follow with the juicy bits.