Developed in 1953, designated YHO-3BR in the US Army.  A two-seat helicopter with wheel-skid combination landing gear.  As the maiden flight, the first prototype flew in 1943; the second prototype flew in 1946 before the B-2 received its FAA certification [Ref 312].

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Brantly Helicopter Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Brantly Helicopter Corp.

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: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Other

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 2.13 m (7.0 ft)

Overall Width: 7.24 m (23.7 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Lycoming VO-360-A1A reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Lycoming Engines

Take-off / rated power: 104 kW (140 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 726 kg (1600 lb)

Max Range: 483 km (261 nm)

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