Airwolf 2012 – YouTube

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Published on Mar 2, 2012 by LifeOfWorld

Airwolf was painted Phantom Gray Metallic (DuPont Imron 5031X) on top, and a custom pearl-gray (almost white) on the bottom, in a countershaded pattern. The craft was also fitted with various prop modifications, such as “turbo jet” engines and intakes, an in-air refueling nozzle and blister cowling on the nose, retractable chain guns at the wingtips, and a retractable rocket launcher, known as the “ADF Pod” (ADF standing for All Directional Firing, as the pod could rotate 180 degrees to fire at targets at the sides – 90 degrees to the left, forward, or 90 degrees to the right)[citation needed] on its belly.

The look of the modifications was designed by Andrew Probert, and they were first applied to the non-flying mock-up (built from the body of the very first Bell 222, serial number 47001). From this mock-up molds were made so that parts could be made to FAA specifications before they were added to the flying helicopter. After the maiden flight with the modifications, primary pilot David Jones told the producer that “It flies better now than before!”

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