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Sikorsky R-6
Sikorsky R-6. A photo. Characteristics.

Sikorsky R-6


Sikorsky R-6 - Double light helicopter USA. Razrabotchik- Sikorsky Aircraft. Produced with 1945, 225 made helicopters. It was in service in the UK and US, some machines used in civil aviation.

Helicopter R6 (designated as HoverflyII) was designed based on the successful model of Sikorsky R4. He has a perfect aerodynamic shape of the fuselage. Main rotor and transmission borrowed from R4 model, and the engine is installed vertically. Unlike R4, body cladding is made of fiberglass, aluminum tail boom. The improvements have made it possible to achieve greater flight speed: 100 miles per hour in comparison with 82 miles from R4.


Sikorsky R-6. A photo.

Sikorsky R-6. A photo.


The chassis mounted hydraulic shock absorbers that allowed the resonance in the land problem. The first helicopters produced now Sikorsky, then transferred to the production companies NashKelvinator.


Sikorsky R-6. A photo.

Sikorsky R-6. A photo.


The first batch of R6 1944 transferred to the US Army Aviation, part of the fleet passed. 27 helicopters entered the service of the RAF (which are indicated as HoverflyII). US helicopters briefly operated as support helicopters, and were soon replaced by more successful helicopter R5.

Features helicopter Sikorsky R-6:



  • Crew: 1

  • The greatest number of passengers: 1

  • Length: 14.61m

  • Take-off weight: 1,179kg

  • Powerplant: 1 × PD Franklin04059, 240l.s.

  • The diameter of the rotor: 11.58m

  • Maximum speed: 160km / h

  • Ceiling: 3,048m


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