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  • 1. CH-54X SKYCRANE II Low Cost-Low Risk Low Maintenance Sikorsky FTR Proposal? Better External Loading Flexible Modular Pods CH-53X Power-Train & Rotor UH-60 Cockpit Rotor Blades Removed and Secured Plus 5 Bench Seats Beneath Fuselage U.S. ARMY Self-Deployment Wings Added to Fuselage, Additional Fuel Tanks in Wings Piasecki Twin Ring-Tail Ducted Fans Provide Forward Thrust and Counter-Torque Modular Pods Ensures Multi-Service Compatibility and Avoids Sling-Loading U.S. ARMY Close Fuselage Underslung Loads Allows Rolling Takeoff * Self Deploy at 250 Knots+ with no Main Rotor Stress for Higher Net Payloads * Twin Ring-Tail = Short Fuselage, Low Height & Redundancy Example 38,000 Pound * Low Risk Development, (CH-54A Demonstrator) Armored Gun System * Less Maintenance Than Four Engine-Rotor, Five Drive Shaft V-44 Quad Tilt-Rotor Air-Mech-Strike Study Group www.geocities.com/air_mech_strikeNovember 25, 2000 Mike Sparks & Chuck Jarnot jarnotc@riley.army.mil