Sikorsky S-59 (XH-39)

 

Beginning development in 1945, known as the XH-39 by the U.S. Army.

 

 

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Overview
Parent type *No Type defined
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Sikorsky Aircraft Div., United Aircraft and Transport Corporation
Primary manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft Div., United Aircraft and Transport Corporation
Key Characteristics
Operational status Out of service
Max gross weight (ground) 1,528 kg 3,369 lb
Crew 2
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 Sikorsky S-59 (XH-39)
1954 First flight of Sikorsky S-59
1954 World's speed record by Sikorsky S-59 (1954)
1954 World's altitude record by Sikorsky S-59 (1954)

Sikorsky S-59 (XH-39)

 

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Sikorsky S-59

 

Operated By
Private Operators Out of service
United States Army Out of service

Sikorsky S-59 (XH-39)

 

 
 

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Sikorsky S-59 (XH-39)

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