With a 10-passenger capacity, the HRP-2 is a longitudinal tandem rotor transport helicopter with a semi-monocoque body.  It was a metal-skinned version of the HRP-1, with a visually different cockpit configuration. Developed in 1948. 5 were produced for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

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: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 4.27 m (14.0 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): 3277 kg (7225 lb)

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