Bell H-13J

 

First US Presidential helicopter. An example of this aircraft is in the National Air and Space Museum (Udvar-Hazy Center).

 

 

Attribution

Attribution
Overview
Parent type *No Type assigned
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Bell Helicopter Corporation
Primary manufacturer Bell Helicopter Corporation
Key Characteristics
Operational status No longer flying
Max gross weight (ground)   375 1,293 kg 2,851 lb
Max gross weight (air) 1,293 kg 2,851 lb
Crew 1
Seating arrangement Side-by-side
Configuration
VTOL type Helicopter
Compound type None
Lift configuration Single main rotor
Control device type Tail rotor
Features
Number of engines 1
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 1
Number of control devices 1
Milestones associated with the Bell H-13J
1945 First flight of the Bell H-13J
1957 A President of the USA flies in a helicopter (Bell H-13J) for the first time

Bell H-13J

 

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Bell H-13J

 

Operated By
United States Air Force No longer flying

Bell H-13J

 

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July 2016

 

 

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Bell H-13J

 

Overview

 

 

Main rotor

 

 

Tail rotor

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

 

Bell H-13J

Aircraft Notes

Ref. Author(s) Title Source Date Type
375 National Air and Space Museum Bell H-13J Smithsonian Institute 2017 Book