First flight 16 Sep 1952 by pilot Gale Moore. This was the largest diameter main rotor ever flown. It employed a single main rotor with tip burning for rotor drive.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Hughes Helicopters

Primary manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 3

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 9.15 m (30.0 ft)

Overall Length: 39.62 m (130.0 ft)

Overall Width: 39.62 m (130.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: GE TG-180 turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 22680 kg (50000 lb)

Max Gross Weight (airborne): 22680 kg (50000 lb)

Max Range: 64 km (35 nm)

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