Developed in 1946 and designated Whirlaway by the U.S. Navy.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Tandem (Lateral) (x2)

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: P&W R-985-AN-14B reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney

Take-off / rated power: 336 kW (450 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 4990 kg (11000 lb)

Max Range: 483 km (261 nm)

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