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

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Design authority: Hughes Helicopters

Primary manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

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VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 3 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

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