Developed in 1944, the XH-8 was built for the U.S. Air Force; originally designated XR-8.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kellett Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Kellett Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Synchropter (x2)

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.35 m (11.0 ft)

Overall Length: 10.97 m (36.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Franklin O-405-9 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Franklin Engine Company

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1349 kg (2974 lb)

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