With a passenger capacity of four (in addition to the two crew), the aircraft was a rescue/utility helicopter.  With a company designation of PD-18, it carried the designation HUP-1 in the U.S. Navy.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Piasecki Helicopter Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Tandem (Fore/aft) (x2)

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 10.67 m (35.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Continental R-975-34 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Continental Motors

Take-off / rated power: 391 kW (525 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2602 kg (5736 lb)

Max Range: 571 km (308 nm)

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