Initial certification in Apr 1965. The fuselage is composed of fiberglass and aluminum sheeting; the tail boom is enclosed in aluminum sheeting in a semi-monocoque structure [Ref 334]. The F-28A was FAA certified to be fitted with floatation gear in June 1969. Under the New Jersey State Police, the helicopter was equipped with loudspeakers, a siren, and a 1600 watt Nite Sun Searchlight [Vertiflite, June 1969, page 28]. As another role, the helicopter may also be fitted for spraying operations.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 1 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Skids