First flight of the Sikorsky XR-6

Friday, October 15, 1943

 

Description

Some sources refer to the aircraft as the R-6 but this is believed to be the generic military designation for the Type (also knows by the company designation S-49). The XR-6 designation correctly refers to the experimental ('X') nature of the prototype.

 

Source: "The Helicopter History of Sikorsky Aircraft", Don Fertman, VERTIFLITE May/June 1984, Page 17

 

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