Helicopter Higgins EB-1. Specifications. A photo.
Higgins EB-1 - American multipurpose helicopter developed by «Higgins Industries» in 1943 year.
Higgins EB-1 photo
Despite the fact that the helicopter model Higgins EB-1 designed at the very beginning of the era helicopter industry, the American aircraft manufacturers of the company «Higgins Industries» worked on the development of a very promising and promising aircraft, able to find a wide application in the fields of civil and military aviation
Designing an aircraft Higgins EB-1 began in the early 40-ies of the last century, and in fact, the new model of the aircraft had a magnificent aerodynamic shape, high speed, affordable maneuverability, as well as a broad purpose, thanks to which, the helicopter could be very popular .
Helicopter Higgins EB-1 first took to the air in the year 1943, in this case, the current model of the aircraft was able to successfully complete all of the required test trials. Due to this, in fact I could start mass-produced. Nevertheless it, because there were no demand in aircraft of this type, as well as a number of restrictions on reception aboard passengers and payload, production was only one single model of this aircraft means.
The relatively small size of the aircraft, provided the helicopter a high level of maneuverability that could provide an aircraft high demand in the field of military aviation, however, the US military command of the armed forces believed that the lack of such aircrafts perspective, in this connection, the order and I was not committed.
On board the aircraft Higgins EB-1 can accommodate only two people - a pilot and one passenger, and the compactness of the aircraft cabin dimensions are not allowed to post here any oversized cargo. In future it is planned that the air vehicle can also be used, and as the training aircraft, however, since the actual orders from schools to train piloting skills have been reported, in a helicopter and could not receive the additional control.
A photoHiggins EB-1
The power plant helicopter Higgins EB-1 model consists of a single, fairly low-power piston aircraft engine marks the Warner, able to develop power only 180 hp Despite this fact, the helicopter was very hoisting and could carry out air travel for distances up to 240 kilometers at a cruising speed of 200 km \ h .. which is comparable even with modern aircraft of this type.
Experts believe that to date, the helicopter Higgins EB-1 is one of the best aircraft in its class, designed to mid-40-ies of the last century.
Specifications Higgins EB-1.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Capacity: 1 people;
- helicopter length: 7,82 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 2,2 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 6,4 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 885 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 1155 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 200 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 240 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 3100 m .;
- Powerplant: Warner;
- Power: 180 hp
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