The HUK-1 was the USN version of the Kaman K-600. Developed in 1952. The cabin has a capacity of 5 passengers, including the crew.  The designation to UH-43C  was made as part of the 1962 change in designations for US military aircraft.

 

Source 1:  Alex, Ralph P. "Helicopters from 'A to Z', Part III". American Helicopter Society Newsletter, Vol. 7, 1961. Page 4-5.

Source 2:  Moorman, Robert W. "Coming Full Circle". Vertiflite July/August 2015. Published by AHS International. Page 19.

Source 3:  Hirschberg, Michael. "The American Helicopter" (2000). Page 58.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Primary manufacturer: Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Synchropter (x2)

Crew required: 0

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 4.74 m (15.5 ft)

Overall Length: 14.33 m (47.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: P&W R-1340-48 Wasp reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney

Take-off / rated power: 448 kW (600 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 3084 kg (6800 lb)

Max Range: 354 km (191 nm)

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