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.
Design authority: Lockheed-California Company
Primary manufacturer: Lockheed-California Company
Parent type: Lockheed CL-595
Aircraft status: No longer flying
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)