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Piasecki HRP (Rescuer)


Tandem-Rotor Transport Helicopter (1947)


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Twenty-eight Piasecki HRP Rescuer tandem-rotor helicopters were made in all - these serving with the USN, USMC, and USCG for their time in the air.



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Specifications



Service Year
1947

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
RETIRED
Not in Service.
Crew
2

Production
28
UNITS


Piasecki Helicopter - USA
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special-Mission: Search & Rescue (SAR)
Ability to locate and extract personnel from areas of potential harm or peril (i.e. downed airmen in the sea).
Transport
General transport functionality to move supplies/cargo or personnel (including wounded and VIP) over range.


Length
54.0 ft
(16.45 m)
Width/Span
41.0 ft
(12.50 m)
Height
14.8 ft
(4.52 m)
Empty Wgt
5,302 lb
(2,405 kg)
MTOW
7,231 lb
(3,280 kg)
Wgt Diff
+1,929 lb
(+875 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the Piasecki HRP production variant)
Installed: 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1 radial piston engine developing 600 horsepower driving a three-bladed forward and three-bladed rear main rotor configuration.
Max Speed
106 mph
(170 kph | 92 kts)
Ceiling
8,530 ft
(2,600 m | 2 mi)
Range
301 mi
(485 km | 898 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the Piasecki HRP production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


PV-3 - Prototype type tandem rotor design; powered by a single Wright R-975 piston engine; single flyable example completed.
XHRP-1 - PV-3 military prototypes (two completed); one example flyable for active testing while other reserved for static work.
HRP-1 - Definitive (and initial) production mark; two examples completed.
HRP-1G - HRP-1 United States Navy models for United States Coast Guard service; three examples.
HRP-2 - Variant with metal skinning; five examples completed.


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