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.

The R6 helicopter (also referred to as HoverflyII) was designed on the basis of the successful Sikorsky R4. It has a more advanced aerodynamic shape of the fuselage. The main rotor and transmission are borrowed from the R4, and the engine is vertically mounted. Unlike the R4, the hull is made of fiberglass and has an aluminum tail boom. The improvements made it possible to achieve a higher flight speed: 100 miles per hour compared to 82 miles for the 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 R6s was transferred in 1944 to the US Army Air Force, and some were transferred to the Navy. 27 helicopters entered the service of the British Air Force (where they are designated as HoverflyII). In the United States, the helicopters were briefly operated as auxiliary helicopters and were soon replaced by the more successful R5 helicopter.

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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