For more details see the notes on the Type page for the 16H-1 Pathfinder series.

Anti-torque control was provided by a system of vanes in the ducted propeller.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PIAC)

Primary manufacturer: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PIAC)

Parent type: Piasecki 16H-1 Pathfinder

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Compound type: Lift and Thrust

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Other

Dedicated propulsion devices: 1

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (some retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Length: 11.28 m (37.0 ft)

Overall Width: 12.50 m (41.0 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: P&W PT6B-2 turbine

Engine manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney

Take-off / rated power: 410 kW (550 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 4990 kg (11000 lb)

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