I was hoping people could share with me what they could on the Bell 222, thoughts, history, pilots thoughts, and variants. I would love to see pics that aren't posted everywhere if possible since it is my all time favorite helicopter. Here in Las Vegas, we had Bell 222U's as medical transport through Mercy Air. Unfortunately, Mercy is phasing these out for the AW109. I was also thinking someone could help me, I found once online a 3 view of the T tailed prototype. I have googled a ton of times and haven't found it again. Would anyone have this and pictures of the various prototypes? I hope I am posting in the right place. Kindest regards, Jeremy
This might interest you, the ringtail experimental Bell 222... ;)
Some pics of the prototypes. Sorry no drawing.
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The first one is the fourth (or fifth?) prototype N222BX with revised tailplane configuration.
THIS IS FROM THAT BOOK!!
What do you mean? Are you saying this is the book you were asking about in the book section?
It's "Bell Aircraft Since 1935" by Alain J. Pelletier (part of the Putnam aviation book series).
Yes, I think it is, but is there any other pictures of the 222 in the book? If I saw those, I would be more sure. I could be wrong and if I am, I fully admit my mistake but that picture and the layout looked very familiar.
Here are some more pages:
THAT'S IT!!!! I really want a copy of that book!!!
It's available in full online. I provided a link in the other thread.
This is the Bell 222 prototype 3-view I have, I can't remember where I found it but I wanted to share it with everyone. Kind regards, Jeremy
Thanks for that! Really good find.
Hypothetical Model 222 gunships:
Wow! A true to life Airwolf basically! I too have some things to add, found these on a Google search....enjoy!
Replaced the pics with links - big pics stretch posts too far. :/
And good find Stingy! Its about time Airwolf was mntioned in a Bell 222 topic. xD
There is really no need to insert the piccies into the posts since the attachments are fullsize when clicked on (the view image link below them, not the main slideshow view). ;)
Another shot of the T-tail prototype, plus an ad it was featured in, from a 1970's issue of AHS-Vertiflite:
Bell Model 222 proposed for US Coast Guard service:
I'll do some digging in the archive and get back to you.