The MGW for is actually quoted in the Pilot’s Handbook as an Overload Gross Weight.  Developed in 1945, the passenger helicopter can carry up to 10 people.  For the various operators, there are the U.S.C.G HRP-1 Rescuer and U.S. Navy HRP-1 designations.

The aircraft was colloquially refrerred to as "The Flying Banana".

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation

Parent type: Piasecki PV-3/HRP-1

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Tandem (Fore/aft) (x2)

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Other

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 4.15 m (13.6 ft)

Overall Length: 25.70 m (84.3 ft)

Overall Width: 12.50 m (41.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: P&W R-1340-AN-1 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 3266 kg (7200 lb)

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