Mention Sikorsky Blackhawk and the UH-60/S-70 is the Sikorsky Black Hawk to everyone. However, there is actually an earlier machine; with the name as one word instead of two. I did a search and it dosen't seem to be mentioned in the forum or featured in the photos section. Why is there no knowledge or interest of this trailblazer in A.net?
As an adolescent back in the early seventies, when I was just beginning to have more than a passing interest in things aviation, one of the aircrafts I greatly admired then (and still do) was the S-67 Blackhawk - along with the SR-71 Blackbird and the XB-70 Valkyrie. (It seems 7 is the common denominator of my favourites but I digress.) I first read about it in either Air International or Newsweek or Time or Popular Mechanics or.....
In its time it was the fastest chopper and the most powerful helicopter gunship in the world. Swift, sleek and deadly. A beautiful machine with so much going for it; at least in the wide eyes of a young airplane enthusiast.
So sad that only one example was ever built and it crashed.
Do anyone here know of it? Care to share some details and pics? There's pretty little anything on it in the web and very limited info on Wiki.