Beginning development in 1945, known as the XH-39 by the U.S. Army.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Division, United Aircraft and Transport Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Division, United Aircraft and Transport Corporation

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: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.40 m (11.2 ft)

Overall Length: 12.67 m (41.6 ft)

Overall Width: 10.67 m (35.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Turbomeca Artouste II (XT-51-T-3) turbine

Engine manufacturer: Turbomeca

Take-off / rated power: 317 kW (425 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1633 kg (3600 lb)

Max Range: 402 km (217 nm)

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