The S-62 was the world’s first true amphibious helicopter. Equipped with a flying boat hull and powered by a single gas turbine engine (CT58-110-1 (1050 shaft horsepower (SHP) derated to 670 SHP) the S-62 operates from land, water, snow, ice, mud, swamp, and tundra. (Excerpted from the Sikorsky Archives)

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-62/HH-52

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: 4.88 m (16.0 ft)

Overall Length: 18.97 m (62.3 ft)

Overall Width: 16.15 m (53.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: GE T58-GE-8 (HH-52) turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

Take-off / rated power: 544 kW (730 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 3402 kg (7500 lb)

Max Range: 795 km (429 nm)

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