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Army picks Black Hawk replacement - V-280

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  • Member since
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  • From: Valrico, FL
Army picks Black Hawk replacement - V-280
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 4:35 PM

So who will be the first to come out with a model of it?

 

 

Bell Textron’s Valor wins Army’s FLRAA competition to replace Black Hawk - Breaking Defense 

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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 4:57 PM

Well, all I can say is that the model kits will be nicer looking than the Sikorsky contender!

It will be interesting to see how different the service machines will look compared to the prototypes.  I noticed the stub wings have inward retracting main wheels, so no space for ordnance.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 6:25 PM

Looks like a good AFV Club model subject.

 

Bill

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  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:03 PM

The Bell development center is in Arlington TX. We're just a few miles from the end of the runway at Arlington and have seen & heard the Valor in flight.   All I can say is that it looks like the love child of a V22 Osprey and a H60 BlackHawk.   

What nickname will it get?  Not Valor.  Not FishHawk (Osprey)

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:05 PM

I haven't head of a name nor V-number yet.  Army tradition is to name helicopters after Indian tribes though.  We shall see.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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Posted by GlennH on Thursday, December 8, 2022 4:17 PM

The poor Cobra's are rolling over in their graves.Big Smile

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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