This is the original aircraft in a 3 main blade configuration. Also known by the company designation CL-595.

The aircraft was designed for a very low drag configuration. Apart from the retractable skids, the aircraft had flush rivetted skins and the rotor shaft was tilted 6 deg fwd to keep the fuselage at a low angle of incidence in high speed forward flight.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Lockheed-California Company

Primary manufacturer: Lockheed-California Company

Parent type: Lockheed XH-51

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

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 (retractable)

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

Data on aircraft configuration, weights, flight performance and equipment

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