Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne, possibly the best attack helicopter never made


From Curious Droid.

The roots of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne go back the 1950s and experiments with a rigid rotor hub helicopter but the results were so good that the US Army commissioned a project to study its potential uses which eventually lead to the AH-56.
To many, this was the best attack helicopter of the 20th century but to the USAF and its competitors, it was a threat that was just too much to bear so in the end and under combined pressure the project was cancelled. This is the story of the best helicopter that never was.

Patreon https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid
Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid

Sponsored by
Etienne Dechamps
Kyle Barnard
Kedar Deshpande
Big Bubbaloola
Henning Bitsch
Alix Lesiv
Carl Soderstrom
Sami Tirkkonen
Cameron Elliot
Dylan Leblanc
Cash Garman
Marco Mangen
Laurent Steck
Steve J – LakeCountySpacePort
Brian Kelly
Juerg Hurni
Damien Pasche
Jonathan Travers
Henri Saussure
Alok G Singh
john edwards
Peter Barber
Janne Kurikka
Prashanth Ruthala
stefan hufenbach
Lorne Diebel
Kai Spuhler
Walt Dennig
Andrew SMITH
Allan Versaevel
Jonathan Merage
Daniele Noacco
Alan Johns
Collin Copfer
László Antal
Johan Rombaut

And a big thank you to all our other Patreon supporters.

Presented by Paul Shillito
Written and Researched by Paul Shillito.

Images and footage : Lockheed, US Army, USAF, US Army Aviation Museum, Boeing, Martin Walsh Red Dune Films
vsTerminus, Chuck Aaron Aerobatics, MrChillStorm, Graham Warwick – @TheWoracle

Music from the Youtube Library
Dance of the Mammoths by the Whole Other

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!

Help us improve our content!

Tell us if mBlip should continue to feature this YouTuber's content.