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Types of Military Helicopters

Bell 206​
Bell 206​

The Bell 206 is a family of two-bladed, single- and twin-engined helicopters, manufactured by Bell Helicopter at its Mirabel, Quebec plant. Originally developed as the Bell YOH-4 for the United States Army's Light Observation Helicopter program, it was not selected by the Army.

Bell AH-1 ​Cobra​
Bell AH-1 ​Cobra​

The Bell AH-1 Cobra is a two-blade, single-engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois. A member of the prolific Huey family, the AH-1 is also referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake.

Bell ARH-70 ​Arapaho​
Bell ARH-70 ​Arapaho​

The Bell ARH-70 Arapaho was an American four-bladed, single-engine, light military helicopter designed for the United States Army's Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) program. With a crew of two and optimized for urban combat, the ARH-70 was slated to replace the Army's aging OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

Bell Boeing ​V-22 Osprey​
Bell Boeing ​V-22 Osprey​

The Bell Boeing V-22 redefines operational possibilities The Bell Boeing V-22 is the world’s first production tiltrotor aircraft, successfully blending the vertical flight capability of a helicopter with the speed, range, altitude and endurance of an airplane.

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Bell H-13 ​Sioux​
Bell H-13 ​Sioux​

The Bell H-13 Sioux was a single-engine single-rotor light helicopter built by Bell Helicopter. Westland Aircraft manufactured the Sioux under license for the British military as the Sioux AH.1 and HT.2.

Bell OH-58 ​Kiowa​
Bell OH-58 ​Kiowa​

The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is a family of single-engine, single-rotor, military helicopters used for observation, utility, and direct fire support. Bell Helicopter manufactured the OH-58 for the United States Army based on its Model 206A JetRanger helicopter.

Bell UH-1 ​Iroquois​
Bell UH-1 ​Iroquois​

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed "Huey") is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-blade main and tail rotors. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a United States Army's 1952 requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter, and first flew in 1956.

Bell UH-1Y ​Venom​
Bell UH-1Y ​Venom​

The Bell UH-1Y Venom (also called Super Huey) is a twin-engine, medium-sized utility helicopter, built by Bell Helicopter under the H-1 upgrade program of the United States Marine Corps. One of the latest members of the numerous Huey family, the UH-1Y is also called "Yankee", based on the NATO phonetic alphabet pronunciation of its variant letter.

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Boeing AH-64 ​Apache​
Boeing AH-64 ​Apache​

The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces. Boeing has delivered more than 2,200 Apaches to customers around the world since the aircraft entered production.

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Boeing CH-47 ​Chinook​
Boeing CH-47 ​Chinook​

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol (later known as Boeing Rotorcraft Systems). The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters.

Boeing Vertol ​CH-46 Sea Knight​
Boeing Vertol ​CH-46 Sea Knight​

The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight is a medium-lift tandem-rotor transport helicopter powered by twin turboshaft engines. It was designed by Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol following Vertol's acquisition by Boeing.

Boeing–​Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche​
Boeing–​Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche​

The Boeing–Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche is an advanced five-blade armed reconnaissance and attack helicopter designed for the United States Army. Following decades of development, during 2004, the RAH-66 program was canceled prior to mass production commencing, by which point nearly US$7 billion had been already spent on the program.

de Lackner ​HZ-1 Aerocycle​
de Lackner ​HZ-1 Aerocycle​

The HZ-1 Aerocycle, also known as the YHO-2 and by the manufacturer's designation DH-4 Heli-Vector, was an American one-man "personal helicopter" developed by de Lackner Helicopters in the mid-1950s.

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Eurocopter ​UH-72 Lakota​
Eurocopter ​UH-72 Lakota​

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) UH-72 Lakota is a twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor. The UH-72 is a militarized version of the Eurocopter EC145 and was built by American Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters, Inc.), a division of Airbus Group, Inc.

Hiller OH-23 ​Raven​
Hiller OH-23 ​Raven​

The Hiller OH-23 Raven was a three-place, light observation helicopter based on the Hiller Model 360. The Model 360 was designated by the company as the UH-12 ("UH" for United Helicopters), which was first flown in 1948.

Hughes OH-6 ​Cayuse​
Hughes OH-6 ​Cayuse​

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Kaman HH-43 ​Huskie​
Kaman HH-43 ​Huskie​

The Kaman HH-43 Huskie was a helicopter with intermeshing rotors used by the United States Air Force, the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps from the 1950s until the 1970s.

Kaman SH-2 ​Seasprite​
Kaman SH-2 ​Seasprite​

The Kaman SH-2 Seasprite is a ship-based helicopter originally developed and produced by American manufacturer Kaman Aircraft Corporation. It has been typically used as a compact and fast-moving rotorcraft for utility and anti-submarine warfare missions.

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Kellett XR-10​
Kellett XR-10​

The Kellett XR-10 was a military transport helicopter developed in the United States in the 1940s that only flew in prototype form. It was designed in response to a USAAF Technical Instruction issued for the development of a helicopter to transport passengers, cargo, or wounded personnel within an enclosed fuselage.

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Kellett XR-8​
Kellett XR-8​

The Kellett XR-8 (later redesignated XH-8) was a helicopter built in the United States during World War II. It was a two-seat machine intended to demonstrate the feasibility of a twin-rotor system, and while it accomplished this, it also demonstrated a number of problems that prevented further development of this particular design.

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Lockheed ​AH-56 Cheyenne​
Lockheed ​AH-56 Cheyenne​

The Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne was an ... Prior to the development of the AH-56, all armed helicopters had been ... List of Lockheed aircraft; List of military ...

McDonnell ​Douglas MD 500 Defender​
McDonnell ​Douglas MD 500 Defender​

The McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems MD 500 Defender is a light multi-role military helicopter based on the MD 500 light utility helicopter and OH-6 Cayuse Light Observation Helicopter

MD ​Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird​
MD ​Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird​

The Boeing A/MH-6M Little Bird (nicknamed the Killer Egg), and its attack variant AH-6, are light helicopters used for special operations in the United States Army.Originally based on a modified OH-6A, it was later based on the MD 500E, with a single five-bladed main rotor.The newest version, the MH-6M, is based on the MD 530F and has a single, six-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor.

Piasecki H-21​
Piasecki H-21​

The Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee is an American helicopter, the fourth of a line of tandem rotor helicopters designed and built by Piasecki Helicopter (later Boeing Vertol). Commonly called "the flying banana", it was a multi-mission helicopter, utilizing wheels, skis, or floats.

Piasecki HUP ​Retriever​
Piasecki HUP ​Retriever​

The Piasecki H-25 Army Mule/HUP Retriever was a compact single radial engine, twin overlapping tandem rotor utility helicopter developed by the Piasecki Helicopter Corporation of Morton, Pennsylvania during the late 1940s and produced during the early 1950s.

Sikorsky ​CH-37 Mojave​
Sikorsky ​CH-37 Mojave​

In the 1962 unification of United States military aircraft designations, the USMC examples were redesignated from HR2S-1 to CH-37C. At the time of delivery, the CH-37 was the largest helicopter in the Western world and it was Sikorsky's first twin-engined helicopter.

Sikorsky ​CH-53 Sea Stallion​
Sikorsky ​CH-53 Sea Stallion​

The CH-53 Sea Stallion is the most common name for the Sikorsky S-65 family of heavy-lift transport helicopters. Originally developed for use by the United States Marine Corps, it is in service with Germany, Iran, Israel, and Mexico.

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Sikorsky H-19 ​Chickasaw​
Sikorsky H-19 ​Chickasaw​

The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw (company model number S-55) was a multi-purpose helicopter used by the United States Army and United States Air Force. It was also license-built by Westland Aircraft as the Westland Whirlwind in the United Kingdom.

Sikorsky H-34​
Sikorsky H-34​

The Sikorsky H-34 (company designation S-58) is a piston-engined military helicopter originally designed by American aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky as an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft for the United States Navy.

Sikorsky H-5​
Sikorsky H-5​

The Sikorsky H-5, (initially designated R-5 and also known as S-48, S-51 and by company designation VS-327) was a helicopter built by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

Sikorsky ​HH-52 Seaguard​
Sikorsky ​HH-52 Seaguard​

The Sikorsky HH-52 Seaguard (company designation S-62) was a single turbine engine, three-blade rotor amphibious helicopter. Originally developed as a commercial venture by the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of Stratford, Connecticut, it was used by the United States Coast Guard primarily for air-sea rescue.

Sikorsky ​HH-60 Pave Hawk​
Sikorsky ​HH-60 Pave Hawk​

The Sikorsky MH-60G/HH-60G Pave Hawk is a twin-turboshaft engine helicopter in service with the United States Air Force. It is a derivative of the UH-60 Black Hawk and incorporates the US Air Force PAVE electronic systems program. The HH-60/MH-60 is a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family.

Sikorsky R-6​
Sikorsky R-6​

The Sikorsky R-6 is an American light two-seat helicopter of the 1940s. In Royal Air Force and Royal Navy service, it was named the Hoverfly II.

Sikorsky S-52​
Sikorsky S-52​

The Sikorsky S-52 was a utility helicopter developed by Sikorsky Aircraft in the late 1940s. It was used by the U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. The S-52 was the first US helicopter with all-metal rotor blades.

Sikorsky ​S-61R​
Sikorsky ​S-61R​

The Sikorsky S-61R is a twin-engine helicopter used in transport or search and rescue roles. A developed version of the S-61/SH-3 Sea King, the S-61R was also built under license by Agusta as the AS-61R.

Sikorsky SH-3 ​Sea King​
Sikorsky SH-3 ​Sea King​

The Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King (company designation S-61) is an American twin-engined anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter designed and built by Sikorsky Aircraft. A landmark design, it was the world's first amphibious helicopter and one of the first ASW rotorcraft to use turboshaft engines.

Sikorsky ​SH-60 Seahawk​
Sikorsky ​SH-60 Seahawk​

The Sikorsky SH-60/MH-60 Seahawk (or Sea Hawk) is a twin turboshaft engine, multi-mission United States Navy helicopter based on the United States Army UH-60 Black Hawk and a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family.

Sikorsky ​UH-60 Black Hawk​
Sikorsky ​UH-60 Black Hawk​

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972.

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