The CIA's 222 Prototype

The Bell 222 light commercial twin-turbine helicopter prototype was the first design to incorporate twin turbine, dual hydraulic and electrical systems, and sponsons housing a retractable landing gear.  The 222 received full certification from the Federal Aviation Administration on August 16th, 1979
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January 22nd, 1984; an advanced and heavily modified prototype 222 stealth helicopter, under development by "The Company" aka the Central Intelligence Agency, was stolen during a planned live fire demonstration by the programs chief designer, and test pilot, Charles Henry Moffet.
Intel gathered after the disappearance indicate the prototype was possibly flown to Libya, unfortunately, neither the chief pilot, nor the one of a kind CIA stealth helicopter were ever seen again.  The entire Advanced Prototype CIA program was dissolved shortly afterward.    


  • Joseph Quichocho

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  • Jack D Westbrooks

    Did they check the couch cushions? You’ll be surprised what ends up there. Also the refrigerator! Did you know most lost remotes are found in the refrigerator . True fact, I saw it on the Internet. The fridge may be the best starting point ’cause the chances of seeing this helicopter again are very remote.

  • steve

    that’s a great idea, you could call if Airwulf or such

  • John

    Maybe some could take that premise & turn it into a television show

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