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Tyrant

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I believe the UH and the AH-1 both got a new breath of life breathed into them with the recent upgrade programs. I think it was called either the Y or X upgrade which gave them a new 4-blade main rotor, stronger engines and improved avionics as well as targeting systems as well as some other things. I'm not a pilot and dont pretend to know the official terms but, I am glad to see this. I always enjoyed working with USMC CAS platforms.
 

Robal2pl

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But what next...another version of Huey? Another upgrade ?
BTW that would be really impressive to see operational Hueys somwhere in the world 100 years after firest one were produced...:)
 

AWP

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But what next...another version of Huey? Another upgrade ?
BTW that would be really impressive to see operational Hueys somwhere in the world 100 years after firest one were produced...:)

There are DC-3's/ C-47's involved in the GWOT, albeit as BT-67's. Not bad for an airframe produced before WWII.
 
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