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Helicopter American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep. Specifications. A photo.

 

American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep - American ultra-light military helicopter designed in 1952, the company «American Helicopter Company».

 

A photoAmerican Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep

 

Helicopter model American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep was designed by American aircraft manufacturers in 1950 by special order, received from the military command of the US Armed Forces, who intended to use a light and small aircraft as a reconnaissance. According to the official criteria for the helicopter, the American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep had light weight, high maneuverability and moderate altitude for this type of aircraft, while all these requirements were met by the aircraft manufacturers, however, the military command was dissatisfied with the low flight speed And a short tracking distance, which greatly limited the operational capabilities of this aircraft.

 

American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep photo

 

In January 1952 years, helicopter model American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep has made its first test flight, which has been very successful, resulting in the party aircrafts of this model was designed to test the test in the US armed forces and the US Air Force, however, at the coming of them, the helicopter has not been ordered in large volumes, which led to the closure of the project itself.

The main advantage of the helicopter American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep is its very compact design, which allowed the aircraft to be very agile, however, by reducing the size of the structure, was reduced also free space on the board, which is why, in fact, can be accommodated in the aircraft cabin only one man, and as such, for the transport of cargo on its board model American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep not designed.

 

HelicopterAmerican Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep

 

The power plant helicopter American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep presented two pulse jet engines brands American Helicopter XPJ49-AH-3, each of which has its own traction in 200 N. Through the use of this type of power plant, the helicopter can accelerate to a speed of just 135 km \ h. (Maximum rate), and overcome the distance of not more than 170 kilometers.

Over the entire period of production, the American aircraft manufacturers of the company «American Helicopter Company» 5 aircrafts of this model were built, of which up to now remained only two copies, one of which is located at the Aviation Museum of the US Army (Ozark, Alabama) and the other at the National Museum of the US air force (Dayton, Ohio).

 

Specifications American Helicopter XH-26 Jet Jeep.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: none;
  • helicopter length: 3,73 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 1,88 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,24 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 135 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 320 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 125 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 135 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 170 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 2150 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × American Helicopter XPJ49-AH-3;
  • Power: 2 × 200 N.

 

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