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?
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 based on the Advancing Blade Concept (ABC), 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 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.
Sikorsky's S-97 "Raider" Pusher Prop Chopper Takes Its first Flight