Military Factory

Transport Helicopters

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/3/2015

The transport helicopter accomplished what a fixed-wing transport cannot - vertical drop off and pick up.





There are a total of (75) Transport Helicopters in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1957
Aerospatiale Alouette II
The Alouette II helicopter series is billed as a multi-role, light rotary-wing platform charged with... [Read More]
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2000
AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin
The AgustaWestland AW101 "Merlin" (formerly the EH Industries EH101 Merlin) is a medium-lift, multi-... [Read More]
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1976
AgustaWestland AW109
The British-Italian helicopter concern of AgustaWestland developed their AW109 model of 1971 as a co... [Read More]
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2015
AgustaWestland AW149
AgustaWestland has developed its AW149 model as a military-minded, medium-lift helicopter, competing... [Read More]
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2016
AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat
The AgustaWestland AW159 "Lynx Wildcat" is an relatively new, thoroughly improved and modernized for... [Read More]
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2015
AgustaWestland AW189
Sensing the growing market need for an all-modern, cost-effective medium-lift helicopter to serve in... [Read More]
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2014
AgustaWestland HH-101 Caesar
First flying in October of 1987 and officially adopted in 1999, the AgustaWestland AW101/EH101 "Merl... [Read More]
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1985
Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther
The Eurocopter AS565 "Panther" is nothing more than a medium class, multi-role, twin-engined militar... [Read More]
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2007
Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
The NH90, developed by Eurocopter's helicopter arm NHIndustries (now under the Airbus Helicopters br... [Read More]
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2007
Airbus Helicopters / Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota
The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 "Lakota" Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) was introduced with U.S. milita... [Read More]
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1998
Airbus Helicopters EC120 Colibri (Hummingbird)
Introduced in 1998, the EC120 "Colibri" ("Hummingbird") Light Utility Helicopter has seen over 550 e... [Read More]
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2002
Airbus Helicopters EC145
The Eurocopter EC145 is a light-to-medium-lift transport helicopter produced under the Airbus Helico... [Read More]
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2015
Airbus Helicopters EC175
Expanding the Airbus Helicopters medium-lift utility helicopter product line is the in-development E... [Read More]
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1999
Airbus Helicopters H155 (EC155)
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2018
Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4)
The Airbus Helicopters H160 (formerly known under the designation of "X4") is an in-development, med... [Read More]
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2002
Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin
The HH-65 Dolphin replaced the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guards then in service with the United States Coa... [Read More]
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2016
Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
For decades the Australian military relied on the ubiquitous Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter line and th... [Read More]
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1982
Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
The Super Puma was developed by French-based Aerospatiale (formerly Sud Aviation) form the successfu... [Read More]
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2010
Airbus Helicopters X3 (X Cubed)
The Eurocopter X3 (or simply as the "X-Cubed") is an developmental rotary-wing platform intended to ... [Read More]
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2013
AVICopter AC313
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2018
AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy lifter - AHL)
The Chinese and Russians have entered into a joint design partnership to produce an all-new very-hig... [Read More]
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2007
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
In 1981, the United States Department of Defense enacted the "Joint-Service Vertical Take-Off/Landin... [Read More]
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2017
Bell Model 525 Relentless
The Bell 525 "Relentless" is a new Bell Helicopter offering for the medium-lift commercial market. ... [Read More]
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1959
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
The UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" became an important part of American military actions beginning in 1960 and... [Read More]
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1980
Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
The AH-6/MH-6 "Little Bird" forms an oft-overlook yet wholly vital part of American Special Operatio... [Read More]
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1962
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
The Boeing "Chinook" line of heavy-lift, tandem-rotor transport helicopters has been a mainstay util... [Read More]
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2012
Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
The A160 Hummingbird is a rotary-winged unmanned aerial vehicle that supplies the benefits of conven... [Read More]
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1964
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
The CH-46 Sea Knight is similar in design and role to the CH-47 Chinook series of transport helicopt... [Read More]
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1987
Denel (Atlas) Oryx
The Denel (formally Atlas) Oryx is a medium-class transport helicopter serving the South African Air... [Read More]
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2004
Eurocopter EC225 (Super Puma)
Eurocopter - now Airbus Helicopters (France) - developed its EC225 "Super Puma" for the passenger tr... [Read More]
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2005
Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (Super Cougar)
The Eurocopter EC725 helicopter series was designed to a French Air Force requirement for a military... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (Super Cougar)

2021
FHI UH-X (Bell Model 412EPI)
Fresh off the heels of becoming the first export customer of the tilt-rotor Bell V-22 "Osprey" platf... [Read More]
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1941
Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
The military helicopter earned its wings over the Korean peninsula during the Korean War (1950-1953)... [Read More]
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2002
HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
While still largely reliant on foreign suppliers, the Indian military industry has made strides in d... [Read More]
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2015
Harbin Z-20
In 1984, the People's Republic of China procured several examples of the civilian-minded Sikorsky S-... [Read More]
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1965
Harbin Z-5
One-time close political ties between the Soviet Union and China allowed for the passing of military... [Read More]
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2013
KAI KUH-1 Surion
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is largely recognized in military markets for its capable KAI/Lockh... [Read More]
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1958
Kaman HH-43 Huskie
Charles Kaman (1919 - 2011), an aeronautical engineering student, served as an employee to another f... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Kaman HH-43 Huskie

1994
Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
The Kaman K-MAX is a general purpose, multi-role, all-weather platform certified for long endurance,... [Read More]
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1962
Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
The Kaman SH-2 Seasprite helicopter has served a lengthy and respected career in the navies of sever... [Read More]
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1959
Kamov Ka-22
Since the prospect of vertical flight became established during the 1940s and evolved throughout the... [Read More]
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1982
Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
The Kamov Ka-27 Helix naval helicopter was developed as a direct successor to the aging Kamov Ka-25 ... [Read More]
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2004
Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
The Kamov Ka-60 series of medium transport multi-role helicopters is intended to replace the aged Mi... [Read More]
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2015
Kazan Ansat
The medium-lift utility helicopter market is a fierce one and it therefore comes as no surprise that... [Read More]
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1981
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
The original Mil Mi-8 "Hip" medium-lift transport helicopter series first flew in prototype form on ... [Read More]
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1973
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
The famous Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter stemmed from a Soviet Cold-War requirement for a heavily arme... [Read More]
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1983
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Since its adoption into service with the Soviet Air Force during the early 1980s, the Cold War-era M... [Read More]
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2005
Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
The Mil Mi-35 "Hind" became a major upgrade to the classic Soviet-era Mi-24 "Hind" assault gunships ... [Read More]
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2017
Mil Mi-38
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant holds a long-running history of rotary-wing aircraft design and developm... [Read More]
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1953
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
The broad-reaching Mil Mi-4 series of helicopter (known to NATO as "Hound") first appeared in 1952 a... [Read More]
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1962
Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
The Mil Mi-6 was an inventory stalwart for the Soviet Union and its allies during the Cold War. For ... [Read More]
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1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Numbering well over 12,000 production examples, the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name of "Hip") can be v... [Read More]
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1968
Mil V-12 (Homer)
The Mil V-12 was a massive heavy-lift helicopter project taken on by the Soviet Union during the Col... [Read More]
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1953
Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
The Piasecki H-21 tandem-rotor helicopter was born from a line of Piasecki products that began with ... [Read More]
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1949
Piasecki H-25 (HUP Retriever)
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2013
Saab Skeldar
The Saab Skeldar is an unarmed rotary-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It is a relatively new dev... [Read More]
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1956
Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
The Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave was an early-generation, heavy-lift cargo helicopter in service with the A... [Read More]
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1966
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
The Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion is a heavy-lift helicopter system developed for the United States Ma... [Read More]
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1981
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
The mammoth Sikorsky CH-53E "Super Stallion" heavy-lift transport helicopter was designed from the o... [Read More]
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1962
Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
The original Sikorsky S-60 proved itself as a heavy-lift helicopter through its sole example complet... [Read More]
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1950
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw was an excellent multipurpose transport helicopter that saw use in vario... [Read More]
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1954
Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
The H-34 Choctaw was a multi-purpose, radial-powered utility helicopter produced by Sikorsky in the ... [Read More]
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1965
Sikorsky HH-3 Pelican
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1967
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
The HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" was a specialized development of the original Sikorsky CH-3 transport ... [Read More]
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1991
Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
The HH-60 Pave Hawk series of all-weather day/night transport helicopters is an Air Force version of... [Read More]
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1990
Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
The US Coast Guard's HH-60 "Jayhawk" is based on the hugely successful Sikorsky Aircraft "S-70" rota... [Read More]
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1981
Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
The MH-53 was a series of large transport helicopters operated by the United States Air Force in the... [Read More]
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2002
Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
The MH-60S Knighthawk is the United States Navy's newest multi-mission helicopter. Originally design... [Read More]
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1942
Sikorsky R-4
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1970
Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk
Before the US Army's ubiquitous workhorse transport/utility helicopter - the Sikorsky UH-60 "Black H... [Read More]
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1984
Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
The Sikorsky SH-60 "Seahawk" is the navalized derivative of the ubiquitous land-based UH-60 "Black H... [Read More]
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1979
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk has become a workhorse for the United States and other military forces... [Read More]
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1988
Sikorsky VH-60 White Hawk
The Sikorsky VH-60N "White Hawk" is a Presidential ("Marine One") and government-level VIP transport... [Read More]
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1969
Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma
The Puma began life as a product of Sud Aviation designed to meet an French Army requirement for an ... [Read More]
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1978
Westland / AgustaWestland Lynx
The Westland Lynx (AgustaWestland since 2000) was designed to a British Army requirement and initial... [Read More]
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