What has Steve gone and done now? Sikorsky Sea Hook…………..
I have been working on this concept for a year or two. What to do with all of those retired Sea King Helicopters. Fit the front cockpit to a new air frame and wire her up..
You wouldn’t need to retrain most of the pilots to a new aircraft.
This is a smaller version of the Sky Crane. But here are some advantages.
Longer range, With the pods you could have many different configurations. Cargo, Hospital,
Troop capability with the option of parachute deployments. The ability to set down a forward observation unit with a live in barracks, along with a Jeep or motorcycles. The uses are endless.
The smaller size pod is designed to be dropped on a carrier deck and lowered by a deck elevator below.
I cut behind the cockpit and cut rearwards to remove the belly of this fish. This was used to manufacture the pod. The rear landing gear is adjustable up or down by two feet in ether direction. I added double front tires and a engineer bubble on the back of the cockpit for cargo observation.
l say it could be done.
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