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Bell YAH-63 (Bell 409)

The YAH-63 has a similar cockpit as later model AH-1 Cobras, with flat panel windows, a two blade main rotor and a long gun under the nose. Furthermore, it has a fixed wheeled gear with a double wheel nose gear, two engines at the side of the gear box, a vertical fin up and down with small horizontal stabilisers on top. (photo: WikiMedia)

This attack helicopter has several key features to recognise it: a fixed wheeled landing gear with the tail gear at the very end of the helicopter, a four-blade tail rotor having unequal angles between the blades and engines placed at the side of the fuselage. The crew sits under a single canopy, with multiple flat panels.

This large tandem rotor helicopter has two three blade rotors on top of the front and rear pylon. They are powered by two turboshaft engined, placed at the side of the rear fuselage, at the junction with the rear pylon. The fuselage has long sponsons at the side of the fuselage, and a rear loading ramp at the end. The fixed gear consists of two legs at a third from the front and two at the rear.

The Sea Knight is the smaller sibling of the Chinook, both with three blade rotors placed on top of large pylons. The CH-46 has a tricycle gear with two wheels on each leg, small sponsons at the lower side of the rear fuselage and engines in the sides of the rear pylon, on top of the rear fuselage. 

Boeing 360

This technology demonstrator can be considered a highly upgraded CH-46 Sea Knight, and has engines embedded in the rear fuselage as well, at the side of the rear pylon. Its all two wheel undercarriage with nose gear retractable though, and it has four blade rotors.  (photo: WikiMedia)

Boeing-Vertol YUH-61

This chopper lost to the YUH-60 as replacement of the UH-1 Huey family. The YUH-61 has a fuselage that gradually tapers into the tail boom. The nacelles more attached to the top of the fuselage, than on the fuselage itself. The nose gear has two wheels. (photo: US Army/Wiki¬≠Media)

Bristol Belvedere

This Bristol helicopter with tandem rotors has a slender fuselage, with engines in the rear fuselage and forward fuselage, behind the cockpit. Characteristic features of the Belvedere are horizontal stabilisers with significant anhedral, and all single wheel gears attached diagonally to the underside of the fuselage. 

Changhe Z-10

The Changhe Z-10 has a fixed tail wheel landing gear and a scissor shaped four blade tail rotor like the Apache. The main rotor has five blades and the canopies are separated. Moreover, the Z-10 has a distinctive body line along the fuselage and tail boom. (photo: 3GO*CHN-405/mjordan_6/WikiMedia)

Enstrom F-28/280/480

The rotor system of the Enstrom helicopters is simple, with a long single shaft on top of which is a three blade rotor. The engine can be a piston one or a turboshaft. It is placed behind the cabin, in the fuselage. The helicopters have no vertical stabiliser, but end plates at the tips of the horizontal stabilisers.

The EC120/HC120 has a three blade main rotor and a shrouded tail rotor. Typical features are the wide rear skid attachment to the fuselage and the exhaust that is tilted to the left and up.