VDS now presents LARA. The Light Aggressive Reconnaissance Airframe, fondly called Laura for obvious reasons, is a tactful scout helicopter that can adapt to perform many operations and tasks. The main role is reconnaissance as suggested by the title of the machine and is generally complimented with two 20mm cannons or a 80mm rocket pod. Other roles include anti-armour, close-air support, anti-submarine warfare, escort, target designation, forward aerial observation/command, and light supply drop. Almost all branches of the military utilize this bird because of its versatility and because of its ability to reduce its footprint. The LARA can fold its tail and rotors to reduce the amount of room needed to store it. Another plus is the integration of a NOTAR system instead of the classic use of a tail rotor. This allows for a reduction in acoustic signature and more compact profile. Overall, the LARA is in high demand and will serve greatly under any flag.
About this creation
Size comparison with a Naval Air Corps pilot.
The LARA with retracted components for storage.
A LARA serving as overhead protection for a anti-armour fireteam below.
Note: This is actually a few months old, so it may look as though it doesn't incorporate a few techniques I've picked up sense then.
Note: Also, black is terrible to photograph. That is my shameless excuse; don't judge me.