Sikorsky’s exotic S-97 coaxial rotor and pusher-prop scout and light attack helicopter took to the air for the first time Friday. Although the marketability of the S-97, a descendant of the X-2 and X-49 demonstrators, to the US Army is now in doubt, Sikorsky is betting hugely on the concept for its future. Sikorsky's Exotic S-97 Raider Spins Its Rotors For The First Time Sikorsky's Exotic S-97 Raider Spins Its Rotors For The First Time Sikorsky's Exotic S-97 Raider Spins Its Rotors…

Sikorsky's S-97 "Raider" Pusher Prop Chopper Takes Its first Flight

Sikorsky’s exotic S-97 coaxial rotor and pusher-prop scout and light attack helicopter took to the air for the first time Friday. Although the marketability of the S-97, a descendant of the X-2 and X-49 demonstrators, to the US Army is now in doubt, Sikorsky is betting hugely on the concept for its future. Sikorsky's Exotic S-97 Raider Spins Its Rotors For The First Time Sikorsky's Exotic S-97 Raider Spins Its Rotors For The First Time Sikorsky's Exotic S-97 Raider Spins Its Rotors…

New Sikorsky S-97 Raider similar to the mysterious Stealth "Osama Bin Laden raid" helicopter?

New Sikorsky S-97 Raider similar to the mysterious Stealth "Osama Bin Laden raid" helicopter?

Sikorsky S-97 Raider nears final assembly

Sikorsky S-97 Raider nears final assembly

Sikorsky Raider nears final assembly

▶ Sikorsky - S-97 Raider X2 Technology Family Of Helicopters SAR & Combat Simulation [360p] - YouTube

▶ Sikorsky - S-97 Raider X2 Technology Family Of Helicopters SAR & Combat Simulation [360p] - YouTube

Sikorsky S-97 Raider LSideRear MacDill AirFest 5Oct2011 (14513003109).jpg

Sikorsky S-97 Raider LSideRear MacDill AirFest 5Oct2011 (14513003109).jpg

Sikorsky S-97 Raider. The S-97 design includes variable speed coaxial main rotors and a variable pitch pusher propeller, making the S-97 a compound helicopter. The S-97 will be capable of carrying up to six passengers, in addition to a flight crew of two in a side-by-side cockpit.

Sikorsky S-97 Raider. The S-97 design includes variable speed coaxial main rotors and a variable pitch pusher propeller, making the S-97 a compound helicopter. The S-97 will be capable of carrying up to six passengers, in addition to a flight crew of two in a side-by-side cockpit.

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Sikorsky S-97 Raider is a proposed high-speed scout and attack compound helicopter[3] based on the Advancing Blade Concept (ABC),[4] under development bySikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky planned to offer it for the United States Army's Armed Aerial Scout program, along with other possible uses.

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Sikorsky S-97 Raider is a proposed high-speed scout and attack compound helicopter[3] based on the Advancing Blade Concept (ABC),[4] under development bySikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky planned to offer it for the United States Army's Armed Aerial Scout program, along with other possible uses.

Sikorsky S-97 Raider DownRSide MacDill AirFest 5Oct2011 (14513214647).jpg

Sikorsky S-97 Raider DownRSide MacDill AirFest 5Oct2011 (14513214647).jpg

Sikorsky - S-97 Raider Light Tactical Helicopter Special Operations Comb...

Sikorsky - S-97 Raider Light Tactical Helicopter Special Operations Comb...

Sikorsky S-97 Raider spins up coaxial rotors on maiden flight

Sikorsky S-97 Raider spins up coaxial rotors on maiden flight

Sikorsky S-97 will be high-speed copter with coaxial main rotors & pusher prop with capability to accomodate 6 troops or sensor & two pilots in typical side-by-side cockpit.Image of 1st fuselage,brings to light some interesting details about Raider and similarity with MH-X Stealth Black Hawk exposed by Osama Bin Laden raid.

Sikorsky S-97 will be high-speed copter with coaxial main rotors & pusher prop with capability to accomodate 6 troops or sensor & two pilots in typical side-by-side cockpit.Image of 1st fuselage,brings to light some interesting details about Raider and similarity with MH-X Stealth Black Hawk exposed by Osama Bin Laden raid.

A new S-97 Raider helicopter has made a hard landing at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in Palm Beach County earlier today.    According to WPTV, the prototype helicopter was conducting a test flight when the hard landing happened. Two people were on board and neither was injured, Lockheed Martin said.

A new S-97 Raider helicopter has made a hard landing at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in Palm Beach County earlier today. According to WPTV, the prototype helicopter was conducting a test flight when the hard landing happened. Two people were on board and neither was injured, Lockheed Martin said.

Sikorsky's S-97 "Raider" Pusher Prop Chopper Takes Its first Flight

Sikorsky's S-97 "Raider" Pusher Prop Chopper Takes Its first Flight

Last year Sikorsky’s Raider prototype helicopter was unveiled to the world. The very same has carried out its maiden flight.

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