Developed in 1958, the Model 107 is an Amphibious transport prototype helicopter.  Designated YHC-1A in the US Army, under which the helicopter made its first flight as a military aircraft in August 1959.  Capable of operation in any weather condition, equipped with a Stability Augmentation System (SAS) device.

 

 

Source:   Paul Lambermont with Anthony Pirie.  Helicopters & Autogyros of the World.  Cassell & Company, 1959.  Pages 400-401.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Vertol Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Vertol Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: Vertol Model 107/CH-46

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: 5.13 m (16.8 ft)

Overall Length: 25.40 m (83.3 ft)

Overall Width: 15.24 m (50.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Lycoming T53-L-1 turbine

Engine manufacturer: Lycoming Engines

Take-off / rated power: 641 kW (860 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 9707 kg (21400 lb)

Max Range: 431 km (233 nm)

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