FIrst production version of the R-5 series for the USAAF. Essentially identical to the YR-5A used by the USAAF for evaluation.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 4.00 m (13.1 ft)

Overall Length: 17.40 m (57.1 ft)

Overall Width: 14.63 m (48.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: P&W R-985-AN-5 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): 2223 kg (4900 lb)

Max Range: 418 km (226 nm)

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