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Old 12-01-2018, 07:34 AM   #1
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With all the high quality work coming out of HeatBlur and the pretty impressive time tables the company is able to put out for projects is there any possibility they would ever work on a helicopter?

I'm sure that fixed wing aircraft always make more ROI but I feel like the helicopter community is so ready for a new module and if they nailed something like the BlackHawk it would appeal to both fixed and rotor wing guys alike and be a huge success.

I know I'd be willing to pay between $100-$200 for a high quality module like the Cobra or the Black Hawk and I think some of the other helo guys would as well.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:59 AM   #2
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Let’s not jump the gun. Yes, the Viggen is ace, and the F14 looks great from what we’ve seen.
Having said that, I’m guessing that choppers require a somewhat different mindset, and Belsimtek have amply displayed their expertise with the Huey and Hip.

Personally, I’d rather see Heatblur capitalise on what they’ve developed to bring us the Viggen and F14. The most obvious being the Tornado and F111, both of which are from a similar time period and also have multi crew and swing wing.
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:27 AM   #3
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...The most obvious being the Tornado and ....

Tornado was my first real love back in 1991 when Tornado from IDS has been released. Changed my life substantly.

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Old 12-01-2018, 11:50 AM   #4
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As someone who is getting into rotors and really like Heatblur I think it would be awesome but I don't think it's a good idea for them. They would have to expand a bit because it would really be a new branch of development that would be costly. So it would have to be seen as a bit experimental at first.
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Old 12-02-2018, 02:48 AM   #5
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I would pay good money for a new heli, the question is what technology and role would it incorporate?

I read somewhere there is a hind on the way but then it would be good to have a nato counterpart to it.

And if heatblur was the produce a helicopter then i imagine they would want to incorporate the jester technology so that then favours gunship platforms. But then we have the argument that they have not produced a heli in dcs and that other devs should do it instead using their tech.

To that i say, NAY! let HB make one, they've proven that they can make awesome aircraft with complex systems and lighting so it would be interesting to see how they would tackle a helicopter.

Wonder what they would make though. AH64D? Cobra? Blackhawk? hell even a Little bird would be a sweet addition and would act much like the Gazelle but with more weapon versatility, rockets, miniguns and tow missiles on racks.

I do favour the Blackhawk in this situation as we could do with something thats newer then the Huey but can also multirole with tows, missiles and even fuel tanks.
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:46 AM   #6
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Tornado was my first real love back in 1991 when Tornado from IDS has been released. Changed my life substantly.

Still one of the best mission planners ever.

The ability to split up flights and assign individual TOTs was awesome!
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Old 12-02-2018, 01:21 PM   #7
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Heatblur has actually mentioned a while back they plan for helicopters some way along the lines (unfortunately can't find the thread at the moment). And as you probably know, the BO-105 has been handed over from MilTeck-5 to another not yet revealed third party developer. Small, subtle hints from MilTech-5 and above information makes me believe (and hope) Heatblur is that secret BO-105 developer. The BO-105 have been used by the Swedish army and as you know many of the team members are Swedes.

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I think it's this comment by Cobra (#2) I am referring to (hard to remember). Not really a promise but still...
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=3174767
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:58 PM   #8
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... I think it's this comment by Cobra (#2) I am referring to (hard to remember). Not really a promise but still...
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=3174767

If Heatblur was actually making a Blackhawk, that would be a dream come true for me. If they did one of the DAP versions, it would be even more so. We'd get a pretty good gunship with a lot of weapon types, good electronics and a helicopter that could do aerial refueling. I hope it's not too classified to make and we see one some day.
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:23 AM   #9
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With the possible A-6 PFM it would be great if they did a SH-60. A carrier full of flyable aircraft would be a dream come true!!!
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Old 12-03-2018, 02:34 AM   #10
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With the look, feel, and expertise from the Heatblur folks on this and other projects, I'd imagine them doing a top-notch job on a MH-53J/M Pave Low.

I would rather see them do something fixed-wing, but this is a 'what-if" helo topic.

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