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Fitted with a Franklin O-425-1, 245 hp (183 kW) powerplant, the S-52-1 (1949 variant) established the World's speed record of 129.1 mph (207.8 km/h) and the World's altitude record of 21200 ft (6462 m).

Source: Alex, Ralph. "Helicopters from 'A to Z'". American Helicopter Society Newsletter, Vol. 7 1961. Page 16.