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    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 (81) 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 (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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    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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    1998
    Airbus Helicopters H120 Colibri (Hummingbird) / (Eurocopter EC120)
    The helicopter market is just as diverse as any other in the world with companies determined to cut ... [Read More]
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    1996
    Airbus Helicopters H135 (Eurocopter EC135)
    Seeking to succeed its successful, yet aging, line of Bo 105 light utility, twin-engine helicopters,... [Read More]
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    1998
    Airbus Helicopters H135M (Eurocopter EC635)
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    2002
    Airbus Helicopters H145 (Eurocopter EC145)
    The Eurocopter EC145 is a light-to-medium-lift transport helicopter produced under the Airbus Helico... [Read More]
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    1999
    Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter 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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    2015
    Airbus Helicopters H175
    Expanding the Airbus Helicopters medium-lift utility helicopter product line is the in-development E... [Read More]
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    2004
    Airbus Helicopters H225 (Super Puma) / (Eurocopter EC225)
    Eurocopter - now Airbus Helicopters (France) - developed its EC225 "Super Puma" for the passenger tr... [Read More]
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    2005
    Airbus Helicopters H725 Caracal (Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
    The Eurocopter EC725 helicopter series was designed to a French Air Force requirement for a military... [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
    ... [Read More]
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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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    2020
    Bell V-280 Valor
    Bell Helicopters is forging their 3rd Generation Tiltrotor concept for marketing to the United State... [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 medium-lift, tandem-rotor transport helicopters has been a mainstay uti... [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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    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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    2022
    KAI / Airbus Helicopters Light Armed Helicopter (LAH)
    In an effort to upgrade its stock of aging McDonnell Douglas MD500 and Bell AH-1S Cobra light attack... [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]
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    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)
    ... [Read More]
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    1931
    Pitcairn PCA-2
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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
    ... [Read More]
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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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    2004
    Sikorsky S-92
    In 2004, Sikorsky introduced its latest helicopter market entry through the S-92 medium-lift helicop... [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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