Equipped with an Emergency Escape System, severing the rotor blades to allow the crew of the 3-place aircraft to escape topside; afterward, it enters the Airplane Configuration.
Hover flight is not possible; take-off and landings are STOL/CTOL. In addition to the turbofan propulors, the main transmission and tail rotor are powered by General Electric T58-GE-5 / T58-GE-10 engines. The equipped main rotor is that of the S-61 (H-3) while a conventional 5-blade tail rotor is used.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Compound type: Lift and Thrust
Lift configuration: Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: Tail rotor
Dedicated propulsion devices: 2
Crew required: 2-3
Crew seating: Side-by-side
Landing gear: Wheels (some retractable)
Overall Height: 4.72 m (15.5 ft)
Overall Length: 23.14 m (75.9 ft)
Overall Width: 18.90 m (62.0 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 11884 kg (26200 lb)
Max Endurance: 0.5 hrs (0.5 hrs)