Hiller OH-23 Raven
Hiller OH-23 Raven

Hiller OH-23 Raven



A type: General purpose light helicopter

Capacity: The pilot and two passengers

Adopted in 1950, the UH-12 was the result of pioneering developments made by Stanley Hiller Jr. in 1944. Initially, 100 helicopters were acquired, which received the designation H-23 in the army. They had the opportunity to install a second control and corresponding equipment for the transportation of two injured on stretchers in external boxes. At the same time, the US Air Force ordered five H-23A, and the US Navy took the gross NTE 16-1 as a training helicopter.

Then followed a large purchase of HT-2 helicopters equipped with a four-column * or ski chassis. With the advent of H-23V, the army made another order, acquiring 273 helicopter on skis as opposed to modification A helicopters with a three-post chassis. They were used mainly as training exercises. Then again for the army followed a triple with a single lantern cockpit helicopter H-23S (built 145 copies). But even more large order for the helicopter "Raven" (Raven - Raven), the company "Hiller" (Hiller) received a modification of D, which differed from the forced engine and increased from 600 to 1000 hours.

It was purchased at least 483 instances that have served before the 1970-ies. Overseas helicopter used by a number of countries, including Britain, Argentina and Egypt. The latter two countries and today operate a small number of these helicopters. There were built more than 2000 helicopters UH-12, and this type is still in limited production company "Hiller Eykraft Corporation» (Hiller Aircraft Corporation). Many of the helicopters served previously in the US Army, flying to the United States for more than two decades, while at the same time in Great Britain in a state of airworthiness is one helicopter HT 2.

Hiller OH-23 Raven (Hiller UH-12 on United Helicopters classification) - American light multi-purpose helicopter, developed on the basis of the experimental model Hiller 360 Corporation Hiller Helicopter Inc.


Hiller OH-23 Raven photo

Hiller OH-23 Raven photo


Basic data

  • Crew 2 people.

  • 130 Maximum speed km / h

  • Ceiling 3000 m

  • Flight range 200 km

  • Maximum load:

  • passengers 2 people. cargo or 340 kg

  • Takeoff weight 1,130 kg

  • Number X diameter rotors 1X11,0 m

  • Helicopter length 12,0 m


Hiller OH-23 Raven photo booths

Hiller OH-23 Raven photo booths



  • communication

  • watching

  • rescue operations

  • evacuations of wounded


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