The Helicopter In 2020 in Chrome Posted July 1, 2014 · Edited July 1, 2014 by Triton As for compound rotorcraft - first, they lack the "cool factor" of a "jet powered flying car, wow!", being simply a helicopter / airplane hybrids. Second, they were known for ages (as a concept), being effectively a development of the autogyro (which itself comes from the 1930s). Simply it wasn't able to make any major success so far - I've seen concept pictures of various interesting aircraft in a book we had in school library, including gyrodynes / compound helicopters. And that was a primary school on the eastern side of the Iron Curtain in the 1980s! Though I have yet to see any of these designs actually happening. Again, you complain that the authors of games originating from late 1980s / early 1990s didn't predict technologies that are still in conept / prototype stage quarter of a century later. Hell, they haven't prediced all the shit with personal electronics - lookat the prices and sizes of mobile phones in CP2020 and the reality of 2014... to say nothing about smartphones and tablets! Fair enough. I know that there are GMs and players who love Cyberpunk 2020's AVs. Personally, I have not been able to ever find them to be credible vehicles even back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sure, you can continue to follow the canon as written in 2014. Or you can take these concepts. like the S-97 Raider, and create stats for them using Maximum Metal rules and add them to your campaigns. I find that these compound rotorcraft concepts do have the "cool factor" as futuristic helicopters.