Anyways, I'm preparing to make an official Bell list. Could take some time.
This ought to be good. I like your lists.
Bell Model 30 - First commercial helicopter, designed by Arthur M. Young and the first helicopter built by Bell Aircraft Company. Served as a prototype for the successful Model 47 series. Powered by a 160hp Franklin six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine.
The Model 30 was the first Bell helicopter used for a rescue. On 5 January, 1945, Jack Woolams baled out of a P-59 Airacomet near Lockport. Floyd Carlson and Dr. Thomas C. Marriott took off in one of the Model 30s and, guided by Joe Masham flying a P-59, rescued the unfortunate pilot.
Two of the Model 30s are still in existence: c/n 1A (NX41867) is on display at the National Air and Space Museum and c/n 3 (NX41869) is owned by Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Museum, Amhurst, New York.
Bell Model 42 - Streamlined commercial helicopter development for the civil market, larger than the Model 47, powered by one 450hp Pratt & Whitney R-985 piston engine. Development came to a halt when no orders were placed, since there was no potential market for such an aircraft at the time. None of the examples survived.
Bell Model 46 - 1946 project for a two-seat, single-engine, two-blade helicopter with Lycoming engine. Not built.
Bell Model 47 "Sioux" - (AKA: The helicopter from M*A*S*H* ) Two-bladed single-engine light helicopter developed from the Model 30. Became the first helicopter certified for civilian use on 8 March, 1946.
Bell Model 48 / H-12 - Utility helicopter of similar construction to Model 42, incorporating the same basic rotor system of the Model 47.
Bell Model 49 - Coaxial-rotor two-seat research helicopter, which flew i n1945. Though Young had learned what he needed from the prototype, he was later distressed to find that it had been unceremoniously taken away and junked.
Bell Model 50 Convert-O-Plane - 1945 proposal for a jet-convertible VTOL helicopter for the US Navy, unbuilt.
Bell Model 51 - Unbuilt liaison helicopter for ground forces, proposed to US Army.
Bell Model 54 - Four-seat utility helicopter to meet a requirement for liaison and utlilty helicopter for the US Army and US Air Force. Powered by a 275 hp Continental XO-470-5 piston engine. No orders were placed and the project was cancelled in 1950.
Bell Model 61 / HSL - Tandem-rotor ASW helicopter for hunting and destroying submarines with the Fairchild AUM-2 Petrel air-to-underwater missile. Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial engine mounted in the aft fuselage. Didn't see much service for its intended role due to technical problems, but a few HSLs found use as minesweepers and trainers, or for spare parts. None survived.
Bell Model 200 Convertiplane - Two-seat single-engine research aircraft, in two-blade and three-blade versions, developed for MX-2105 and RS-602A programs. Designated XH-33 and built as the XV-3 (1953).
Bell Model 201 / XH-13F - See Model 47 list.
Bell Model 204 / 205 "Iroquois" - First turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the US military. "Bell 204" designation covers aircraft from the XH-40 and YH-40 prototypes to the UH-1A, UH-1B, UH-1C, UH-1E, UH-1F, HH-1K, UH-1L, UH-1P and UH-1M production aircraft.
Note: In U.S. service the G, J, Q, R, S, T, W and Z model designations are used by the AH-1. The UH-1 and AH-1 are considered members of the same H-1 series. The military does not use I (India) or O (Oscar) for aircraft designations to avoid confusion with "one" and "zero" respectively.
To Rotorwash: If I got any of these wrong or I'm missing any, can you please help me improve this list? Thanks!
Bell Model 206 / HO-4 / YOH-4A / - Four-seat lightweight observation helicopter powered by a 250hp Allison T63 turboshaft engine. Produced for the US Army Light Observation Helicopter (LOH) program, first flown 8 December, 1962. Five delivered; originally designated HO-4 by the Army but subsequently redesignated OH-4A. Evaluated against Hiller and Hughes prototypes. No further production.
After losing the LOH competition, Bell redesigned the airframe and successfully marketed the aircraft commercially as the five-seat Bell 206A JetRanger. The new design was eventually selected by the Army as the OH-58 Kiowa.
Bell Model 207 "Sioux Scout" - Modified Bell 47J developed under contract from the US Army as a proof-of-concept demonstrator for the D-255 helicopter gunship design. Featured a tandem-seat ****pit, stub wings, and a chin-mounted twin 7.62mm M60 machine guns. Was evaluated by US Army with impressive results, though it lacked true combat capability.
---- For the D-255 and D-262, please see the D list!
Bell Model 208 / Model 212 / UH-1N - See Model 204/205 list.
Bell Model 209 / AH-1 "Cobra" - (or "HueyCobra" / "Cobra Snake") Two-blade, single-engine attack helicopter sharing a common engine, transmission, and rotor system with the older UH-1.
Bell 209 "Super Cobra" - Twin-engine attack helicopter based on the US Army's AH-1 Cobra.
Bell Model 210 - ?
Bell Model 211 "Huey Tug" - See Model 204/205 list.
Bell Model 214 / 214B Big Lifter - See Model 204/205 list.
Bell Model 214ST - More powerful 214A. Production examples were powered by 2,930shp Avco Lycoming LTC4B-8Ds driving a large five-blade rotor with Noda-Matic head. In 1982, the Model 214ST received FAA and CAA type certification for VFR and IFR operations. A version with wheel undercarriage was certificated in March 1983.
Bell Model 215 - ?
Bell Model 216 - ? (Possible mix-up with design number D-216)
Bell Model 222 - Twin-engined light helicopter. A mock-up of the new helicopter was displayed in January 1974 at a helicopter convention. Pototype first flew on August 13, 1976. First light commercial twin turbine engine helicopter developed in the United States.
---- A cosmetically-modified version played the role of Airwolf in the 1980's TV series of the same name.
Bell Model 230 - In 1991 the Model 222B design was updated, given more powerful engine versions, and renamed the Bell 230. Production ended in 1995.
Bell Model 240 UTTAS - Bell's proposal for the UTTAS competition in 1972; a twin-engine, fourteen-seat helicopter larger than the UH-1, with four-blade main and tail rotors. Was to have two 1500shp General Electric T700-GE-700 turboshafts, a fail-safe modular transmission, a four-bladed swept-tip gimbaled rotor with a new Wortmann aerofoil for enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. Lost to the Sikorsky S-70 "Black Hawk".
Bell Model 280 - Unbuilt project for a twin-engined, wide-body utility version of the Cobra.
Bell Model 301 / XV-15 - VTOL Tilt-rotor aircraft with two wingtip-mounted 1.550shp Avco Lycoming LTC1K-4K turboshafts, each fitted with 25ft diameter three-blade propeller-rotors. It was the second successful experimental tiltrotor aircraft and the first to demonstrate the concept's high speed performance relative to conventional helicopters.
Sorry for that long explaination of #2. I couldn't make it any more brief without sacrificing relavant info.
Bell Model 308 - ?
Bell Model 309 "King Cobra" - See Model 209 / AH-1 list.
Bell MAPL Model 351 - Five-seat, light single-engine helicopter to succeed the 206B-3. Employs technologies of the MAPL (Modular Affordable Product Line) program, aimed to reduce development and production costs and provide the customer with affordability and safety benefits, as well as manufacturing aircraft using componets that can be mixed and matched for certain custemer requirments.
Bell MAPL Model 381 - Eight-seat, light single-engine helicopter of the MAPL program to succeed the 206L-4.
Bell MAPL Model 382 - Eight-seat, medium twin-engine helicopter of the MAPL program.
Bell Model 400 TwinRanger -
Bell Model 440
Bell Model 406 / OH-58D "Kiowa Warrior"
Bell Model 407
Bell Model 407 ARH
Bell Model 409 / YAH-63
Bell Model 412
Bell Model 417
Bell Model 427
Bell MAPL Model 429 "Global Ranger"
Bell Model 430 - See Model 230 list.
Bell Model 442
Bell Model 460
Bell Model 525 "Relentless"
Bell Model 533
Bell Model 570
Bell Model 619
Bell Model 626
Bell Model 646 RSRA
Bell Model 680
Bell Model 940A
Bell TH-67 "Creek"
Bell D-116 (Model 61)
Bell D-216 (HSL)
Bell D-238 (HSL)
Bell D-250 (designation re-used for OH-4)
Bell D-2005/D-2022, D-246A, D-266
Bell D-255, D-262 "Iroquios Warrior"
Bell D-280 (Model 280)
Bell D-292 ACAP
Bell D-303, D-326 "Clipper"
Bell D-2130 (?)
Bell D-2172 (?)
Bell D-2218 (?)
Bell / McDonnell-Douglas LHX
Bell Model D2127 / X-22
Bell / Boeing-Vertol V-22 "Osprey"
Agusta / Bell 609
Bell "Eagle Eye"
Bell QTR Quad Tiltrotor
Bell "Air Scooter"
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Good lord, pal, you got quite an adventure ahead of you!!
Yeah, I kina regret starting it so early instead of my original plans to do it this weekend. I'm dead tired.
Omigod. So much missing there... Let's start with Model numbers.
The two-place helicopter with coaxial rotors was Model 49.Also missing from your list are the following:Model 46: two-place single engine two-bladed helicopter with Lycoming engine; not built (1946).Model 48 Feederliner: commercial development of XR-12; not built.Model 50 Convert-O-Plane: VTOL jet convertible helicopter, proposed to US Navy; not built (1945).Model 51: liaison helicopter for ground forces, proposed to US Army; not built.Model 200 Convertiplane: two-place single-engine research aircraft, in two-blade and three-blade versions, developed for MX-2105 and RS-602A programs; designated XH-33 and built as the XV-3 (1953).Model 212: Twin Two-Twelve (civilian), UH-1N Twin Huey (US military); also Anafa, AB-212 and AB-212 ASWModel 249 Cobra II: PAH-II version of YAH-1S; later to Army/Bell ARTI (Advanced Rotorcraft Technology Integration) programModel 266: V/STOL transport derived from XV-3, for USAF CARA (Combat Aircrew Recovery Aircraft) and LIT (Light Intra-theater Transport) programs; initially developed as the D-266; not built (1966).Model 292: found as an alternate designation for the D-292 ACAP prototypes (1985).Model 300: V/STOL Tilt Rotor Study, R&D-developed project leading to the XV-15, developed from D-300; not built.Model 306: designation quoted for what is also the D-306; not built (1974).Model 321: designation quoted for what is also the D-321; not built.Model 323: tilt-rotor project, no details (presumably similar to the D-323).Model 392: no details; Bell "H-392" mentioned in http://www.utdallas.edu/library/collections/speccoll/hacpdf/Man.pdfModel 440: found as the Bell "H-440", no details.Model 445: U.S. Army ARH-70A Arapaho helicopter developed from Jet Ranger series for ARH program; 4 built (2006).Model 449 Viper (Super Cobra): latest developement of the Cobra series, features new, quieter four-blade composite rotor with automatic folding mechanism.Model 450 Venom (Super Huey): remanufactured UH-1N helos featuring new, quieter four-blade composite rotor with automatic folding mechanism.Model 601: civil tilt-rotor project ; not built (1997).Model 604: tilt-rotor project, no details; also found as the D-604; not built.Model 608: Light Anti Submarine Helicopter (LASH) proposal; not built.Model 609: six-to-nine passenger commercial tilt-rotor aircraft developed from design D-600, became BA609, now AW609.HV-609: SAR Tiltrotor proposed to US Coast Guard; not built, but one XV-15 tested by USCG for that program.T-609: Tiltrotor Trainer aimed at reducing fleet training costs, student time in training pipeline and risks; not built.UC-609: Utility Tiltrotor offered for missions where VTOL capability needs to be combined with high speed and forward flight abilityModel AB-620: 22-seat tilt-rotor proposed for CQTR program; project only.Model 629: HELMS (Helicopter Multifunction System) program (modified UH-1C and UH-1M); 2 conversions (1971).Model 800 Huey II: proposed modernization program for the UH-1H; one demonstrator converted (1993)Model 901-X Osprey: YCV-22A prototypes of the V-22 series.Model 901 Osprey: V-22 tilt-rotor production, developed from XV-15 for the US Navy (CV-22A), Marines (MV-22A) and Coast Guard (HV-22A) (the latter cancelled).Model TR911X Eagle Eye: VTUAV demonstratorModel TR916 Eagle Eye: US Coast Guard variant, designated HV-911 in service.Model TR918 Eagle Eye.
Model 115: autopilots for US Navy ASW helicopterModel 217: turboshaftsModel 540: two-bladed door-hing type rotorModel 680: four-blade bearingless rotor system (not a helicopter!!)
On to Design Numbers... I've included all the ones I have, not just the missing ones in your list. I've also removed the hyphen (dash) between the prefix and the design number, since it was more often done that way on Bell documents. The list is neither exhaustive, nor guaranteed 100% flawless, so let anyone feel free to comment, correct or enrich it!
D4: proposed helicopter (1942)D18: early helicopter projectD34: single-engined two-bladed helicopter proposal for US NavyD41: helicopter project, no detail (possibly a competitor of the Sikorsky S-51/R-5D)D76: "rotor plane" for a single occupant (pre-convertiplane design)D79: single-place rotor planeD82A: transport rotor plane; gross weight: 23,000 lbs.D82B: rotor plane for rescue; gross weight: 23,000 lbs.D100: single-engine research rotor plane (developed D79)D104/A: "XHPL" proposal for ASW helicopter for US Navy (also projected civil version of Model 61 twin anti-sub helicopter?)D109 Convert-O-Plane: VTOL fighter project (related to Model 50?)D116: a projected civil version of Model 61D117: assault helicopter proposal for USMCD118 Convertiplane: project submitted to US Navy; two-place single engine aircraft for observation and reconnaissanceD174: Horizontal Attitude Test Airplane (HTTA), VTOL two-place mid-wing monoplane with fixed landing gear that immediately preceded the X-14 (also appears by mistake as D147)D181: four-duct ducted propeller assault transport study (led to the X-22)D182A: twin duct testbed for VTOL ducted propeller assault transport projectD182C: twin duct testbed; trailrotor T-37 COIN conversion projectD188: early tilt-rotor fighter project developed from D139 project but with conventional-type thrust (Navy Type Specification TS-140)D188A: experimental tilt-jet fighter project (USAF "XF-109" for WS-318A) (Navy "F3L") (same as Model 2000)D190: VTOL study, Sea Air Rescue (SAR) utility concept with tilt-ducted propellers on each wing, based on D181/182 researchD190/C-130: Air Rescue System VTOL with wing-tip ducted fans, was to be fitted under a specially modified C-130 launch aircraftD190A: D190 developmentD190B: V/STOL Interim Transport Aircraft Weapons System; D190 development, Multi SVVP with two propellers turning in the ring canalsD191: tilt-jet VTOL fighter projectD196: D182C development, VO class observation proposal for US Navy (Type Specification TS-145)D200: gas turbine-powered helicopter project (or the design number for the XV-3 Convertiplane?)D205: Cargo Transport Helicopter, turbine-powered (Allison T-38)D207: cargo convertiplaneD215: attack helicopter proposalD216: multi-purpose derivative of HSL-1 as 25-seat US Army (attack?) helicopter (also commercial?)D218: cargo helicopter of twin side-by-side rotor scheme, would have been powered by two R-1820-34 enginesD220: observation-reconnaissance version of XV-3 with two General Electric T58 turbine enginesD222: SAR convertiplane with multi-enginesD223: VTO transport convertiplane for internal and external cargo, with 4 GE XT58 turbinesD224: SAR convertiplane with 3 General Electric ST-112 turbinesD225: SAR convertiplane with 2 Allison T56 turbinesD226: ship-based amphibious observation helicopter (HO) proposal for US NavyD227: ship-based amphibious observation helicopter (HO) proposal for US NavyD229D: Flying Crane HelicopterD230 Aerial Jeep: a VTOL aircraft project with four foldable rotors. Not built. (also found as Flying Jeep)D232: Tilt-Wing Type Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft proposalD238: derivative of HSL-1D242: target activation convertiplaneD243: one- to two-ton cargo convertiplaneD244: utility command convertiplaneD245: forerunner of CobraD246/A: medium V/STOL transport convertiplane aircraft study, powered by 4 Lycoming T55-L-5 turbinesD250: four-seat light observation helicopter (LOH), became the Model 206 or Army YHO-4 (also to Navy Type Specification TS-152)D252: Tri-Service military VTOL transport aircraft: squared fuselage section, 2x T64 turbines; entered into Tri-Service competitionD252A: NATO version of D252D253: related to the Cobra helicopterD255: full-size mock-up of Iroquois WarriorD261: attack two-seater helicopter for AAFSS contestD262 Iroquois Warrior: attack two-seater for AAFSS contest; the project originated the AH-1 CobraD266: proprotor VTOL research aircraft composite pre-design study proposal; light tactical transport developed in response to Army's Composite Aircraft Program; , funded in 1966 & 1967 via US Army Composite Aircraft Program; requirement w/ 2x 2850shp T64-GE / 30-seat short-haul civil aircraft; project ended early 1969 due to lack of fundingD267: first design study for a full-scale tilt-rotor demonstrator; significantly smaller than the D266, and oriented toward commercial rather than military operationD270/A: design study of Folding-Proprotor VTOL Aircraft: 60,000-lbs. 4-jet (proprotor) heavy transport with wing-tip tilt-rotorsD271: proprotor proof of concept aircraft designD272: Folding Tilt Rotor / NASA Folding Proprotor Program (proof of concept aircraft design)D276 Light Twin: helicopter projectD280: project of a wide-bodied Cobra (also found as the Model 280)D292: light composite materials version of 222 (ACAP program)D300: CARA (Combat Aircrew Rescue Aircraft) civilian tilt-rotor transport with conventional tail, forerunner of Model 301/XV-15AD301: military VTOL tilt rotor operational transport with conventional tail, forerunner of Model 301/XV-15AD302: NASA conceptual design study tilt rotorD303: "Tri-Engine Tilt Rotor" civilian VTOL transport with H-tail, extended fuselage and jet mounted on topD305: COD/VOD tilt rotor proposalD306: business helicopter, 6 to 10 passengers; mock-up built (became the Model 222)D310: HX study for Navy tilt rotor aircraftD311: HX study for Marine tilt rotorD312: large civilian tiltrotor VTOL commercial (passenger) transport with H-tail and square fuselage section (-100, -45, -21 corresponding to the number of passengers)D313: tiltrotor STOL commercial transport (-100, -45)D314A: Tiltrotor Army Spectrum study; attack VTOL designed for ground support and FAC duties; AH-1 type ****pit on XV-15 general arrangementD314B: Tiltrotor Army Spectrum studyD314C: Tiltrotor Army Spectrum study. A light military troop transport VTOLD314D: Tiltrotor Army Spectrum study. observation VTOL designed for duties similar to OV-1 Mohawk; OV-1 type ****pit on XV-15 general arrangementD314E: Tiltrotor Army Spectrum study. An uprated military cargo transport version of the D314C and which is technically a medium lift transportD314F: Tiltrotor Army Spectrum study. Heavily armed attack VTOL with armored ****pit designed for ground attack duties (2 different designs)D314G: Tiltrotor Army Spectrum study. military VTOL which carries an onboard side looking airborne radar and other sensor units for OV-1-type operationsD315A/B: Tilt rotor HXM aircraft conceptual design studyD316: Air Force combat rescue (C-SAR) mission tilt rotor aircraftD317: ASH tilt rotor aircraftD318: LAMPS tilt rotor aircraftD319: Tilt rotor conceptual designs for RFQ II (resulting from Navy R.F.Q./I.) [D319A, A-1, A(P), B, B(Q), C, D]D320: Tilt rotor conceptual designs for the U.S.A.F. rescue mission analysisD321: Tilt-rotor conceptual VTOL design for US Navy V/STOL-A (pre-R.F.Q. activity)D322: Heavy lift quad tilt-rotor (answering NASA inquiry)D323: V-tailed assault transport VTOL for US Marines with folding wing and tailD324: Navy Type A V/STOLD325: convertiplane project for NavyD326 Clipper: commercial tiltrotor (passenger transport)D327: VTOL aircraft with 10.5 m rotors (diameter) and a capacity for 24 paratroopers > served as a basis for the USMC's V/HXM proposalD329 BAT: research VTOL, proposal for Army's 1984 LHX light helicopter program ; could not meet the weight requirements. Rotor diameter: 4.87 metersD340 Pointer: tilt-rotor UAV (1/5th scale flying model of V-22 configuration) D400: more refined development of X-14 with retractable gearD400A: development of the aboveD600: several tilt-rotor projects; final one was six- to nine-passenger commercial tilt-rotor aircraft (Model 609)
Non-rotorcraft designs: (for the sake of completion)
D6: design name of Model 32 / XP-77 fighterD13: competitor project of XP-55 (same as Model 16?)D35: delta-wing single-seat jet fighter projectD37: swept-wing version of X-1D37D: said to have been the X-2D39: P-63 interceptor (or just the L-39 derivative?)D80: KD-VI target airplane for US NavyD89: XS-5 or X-5 sonic research aircraft [MX-1095] (Model 60)D90: fixed-wing, supersonic derivative of the X-5, itself a derivative of the wartime German Messerschmit P.1101D98: XB-63 Rascal Design Proposal [MX-776B] (Model 56)D133: a fixed-wing variant of the X-5 designD139: VTOL day fighter weapon system (preliminary design was larger and more conventional)D159: X-16 'Bald Eagle' [MX-2147] (Model 67) (see D294)D163: air-to-surface guided missile weapon systemD171: experimental hypersonic aircraft; design submitted for the X-15 competitionD179: small two-place reconnaissance and observation aircraft design study proposal developed in parallel with D174D183: Specialized High-Altitude Reconnaissance Weapon System Study: Photography Reconnaissance SubsystemD228: various studies on Instrumentation, Simulations and DisplayD294: alternate design name of X-16 'Bald Eagle' proposal (Model 67)
?: WWII era tailsitter projectD22: a "Bell Design 22" appears in the Sara Clark collection at the US National Archives (could also be a confusion with the unbuilt Model 22)D110?: possibly a development of D109D137?: possibly a fighterD138?: twin-boom fighter project?D143?: twin-boom fighter project?D212: convertiplane project?D217G?: no details (or Model 217 G? turboshaft?)D240: convertiplane project??: Composite Research Aircraft Design Study (same as D266?)D604?: tilt rotor aircraft project?
I assume that the model 800 was the UH-1/T800 Prototype. That bird was a UH-1B and flew in March of 1985. Here' sthe pamphlet I found on her at Ft. Rucker. I started to put this one in the "Name the Variant" thread, but that just seemed mean.
Stargazer2006 wrote:Omigod. So much missing there...
Omigod. So much missing there...
I know that's why I put a big bold "UNDER CONSTRUCTION" underneath, because I'm not nearly done witgh it.
Thanks for the additional stuff.
hannetonIII wrote:Carson Super C-4 - ?
This was a 4-seat version of the Bell 47G by Carson Helicopters powered by a 240hp Franklin 6VS-335A engine.
Its funny how designations work after so many years. Some typos from way back in the day get translated over time as factual designations and it takes straining research to prove them wrong.
I personally find it funny, but I can see how it could frustrate serious researchers!
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fluttercopter wrote:Its funny how designations work after so many years. Some typos from way back in the day get translated over time as factual designations and it takes straining research to prove them wrong.I personally find it funny, but I can see how it could frustrate serious researchers!
There is so much misinformaton out there about different Bell products, I rarely believe anything till I either see it on Bell stationary or talk to the engineer that designed it!
D-217G was a gearbox as I think.
here is the Bell Model-619 and Model-626.
hesham, please note that I didn't include Models 619 and 626 because they were already in hannetonIII's initial list.
Made more edits.
Hanneton, are you going to complete this list? You haven't touched in in an awful long time.
Wake up call to HannetonIII!!!!!!!
Vince Johnson - A merciless enemy but a powerful ally.
Sorry guys, have a lot to do. I'll try and continue building the list soon.
I'm also a bit dissapointed at how much this site turned to bronyism.
Hey guys, I need some help with the MAPL series. I know with Bell's designation system the 300s indicate third-gen, but I don't know what the MAPL program is about. Help please? Thanks.
hannetonIII wrote:I know with Bell's designation system the 300s indicate third-gen,
I know with Bell's designation system the 300s indicate third-gen,
Yeah, I don't think so. Otherwise we would have 24th-gen designs, e.g. the D-2410!
It doesn't apply to the design study designations, it applies to the models. And it refers to the generation of design done by the company itself, not all helicopters in general.
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Internet + Opinions = OMG we are SCREWED!
Stargazer2006 wrote:However there are many illogical designations and in many cases I'm not sure one should try to see much more to it than random numbers applied when they sound good...
However there are many illogical designations and in many cases I'm not sure one should try to see much more to it than random numbers applied when they sound good...
e.g., Sikorsky's S-76 and S-92 helicopters.
Yippie Kai Yay, Mr. Falcon.
Wake up call!!!!!
Please stop doing that. It's against the rules to bump a topic with useless "wake-up calls" like this.
Well I would continue building my designations list, but no one has answered my question regarding the MAPL program yet!
Once I obtain the info, I will gladly continue.
Just skip them and go to the next!