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#4488789 - 09/07/19 08:21 PM Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Documentary  
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I watched this some time ago and really enjoyed it. I really miss Weekday Wings and that level of quality when it comes to documentaries. The resolution isn't great but it is still very watchable. This was an interesting aircraft and I enjoyed seeing some of the new tech at the time that it employed which paved the way for the systems found in the Apache. I love its unique look especially with that cockpit setup that looks like the OV-10 Bronco. This would be a great platform to see in an old school PC flight combat simulator. Interesting enough to stand out and be set apart from everything else that has already been covered in previous sims and modern enough to make for some interesting, real world "what if" scenarios in the game's campaigns.





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#4488796 - 09/07/19 10:27 PM Re: Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Documentary [Re: Coot]  
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Nice, thanks.


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#4488875 - 09/09/19 03:26 PM Re: Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Documentary [Re: Coot]  
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Very nice. While the Cheyenne cancellation is hard to swallow, but understandable given Government procurement weirdness, I really wonder more why the Rigid Rotor system in the prototype civilian helos couldn't be commercialized. More stable, faster and easier to fly than conventional helos...seems like a no-brainer..


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#4488888 - 09/09/19 04:32 PM Re: Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Documentary [Re: Coot]  
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The AH-56 likely would have been a flop in service, but it might have lead to even higher performance hybrid helicopters, and it forced the Air Force to field the A-10.

#4488891 - 09/09/19 04:52 PM Re: Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne Documentary [Re: Coot]  
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Amazing doc, on a very cool chopper!


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