Developed in 1948, the S-52-1 is a continuation of the S-51 series and received FAA type certification in the same year. The helicopter was commonly used in American operations in Korea [Ref 316].

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

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: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 9.75 m (32.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Franklin 6V4-178-B3F reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Franklin Engine Company

Take-off / rated power: 133 kW (178 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 953 kg (2100 lb)

Max Range: 402 km (217 nm)

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