Developed in 1943, the XR-1A was contracted by the U.S. Army as the second prototype and improved version of its predecessor, the XR-1 (see image), in that the cockpit was equipped with more transparent paneling; futhermore, the observer is seated in front of the pilot, giving him high visibility.  Technical data remained constant [Ref 316].

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Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Parent type: Platt-LePage XR-1

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 2 in Tandem (Lateral) configuration

Crew required: 2 in Tandem arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

Data on aircraft configuration, weights, flight performance and equipment

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