Second prototype of the YH-16 program. Crashed 1956 due to an mechanical failure of the instrumentation system of the aft main rotor.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation

Parent type: Piasecki YH-16

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

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

Crew required: 3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 7.62 m (25.0 ft)

Overall Length: 40.84 m (134.0 ft)

Overall Width: 24.99 m (82.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Allison YT-38-A-10 turbine

Engine manufacturer: Allison Engine Company

Max continuous power: 1342 kW (1799 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 15230 kg (33576 lb)

Max Range: 370 km (200 nm)

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