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.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-72 RSRA

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Compound Helicopter

Compound type: Lift and Thrust compounded with 2 propulsors

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 2-3 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (some retractable)

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

Data on aircraft configuration, weights, flight performance and equipment

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