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What is Vertipedia?Vertipedia is a comprehensive online reference for vertical lift aircraft. Our goal is to provide high-quality information on aircraft design and configuration, key physical and performance characteristics, and rotors and powerplants to industry, academia and the public.
Much more complete, in-depth views, however, are available to AHS members. This includes dimensional and layout data, specific performance data, powerplant information, and data on lift and control devices such as main and tail rotors. If you are not currently a member of AHS, we provide valuable benefits well beyond Vertipedia - why not join us today?
Get started!Vertipedia's search page provides a number of ways to locate individual aircraft, as well as manufacturer and operator information.
- Search by aircraft name. This can be further filtered by type and variant designation, if any.
- Search by country and name of primary manufacturer, as well as operators.
- Search by powerplant installed.
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Help Vertipedia grow!Vertipedia currently contains data on 391 aircraft and 227 powerplants. 200 organizations are also represented, including manufacturers, operators and design authorities.
On April 24 in the history of vertical flight:
1960 - Harold Pitcairn dies
Featured AircraftOur latest featured aircraft for April is the Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard .
A derivative of the world’s first truly amphibious helicopter, the Sikorsky HH-52A entered service with the US Coast Guard in 1962, and remained in service until 1989. The first turbine-powered helicopter operated by the USCG, the HH-52 could land and take off from the water. It had a boat-shaped hull and even carried an anchor.
Credited with saving over 15,000 lives, the HH-52A was small enough to be deployed from USCG cutters, but was designed to carry a crew of three and up to ten rescuees. It carried a record 12 rescuees, along with the crew, during the Burmah Agate maritime disaster in 1979.
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Join the discussion!Share your expert opinions, or read the opinions of others, in our discussion forums. Here's some of the latest talk on Vertipedia's aircraft:
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|Newest aircraft:||Hawker FRS.1 Sea Harrier|
|Airbus Helicopters H175|
|A Sikorsky HH-52A rescues 22 people from the Burmah Agate maritime disaster|
|First helicopter mercy mission conducted (Sikorsky HNS-1 Hoverfly)|
|First US Navy shipboard operation by a rotary wing aircraft (Pitcairn XOP-1)|
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