Also check if the product actually matches! Sikorsky S-49 R-6A Hoverfly II (N69089 c/n 211) Photographed at Dunsmuir, California, 1950s, by Ron Dupas. The Sikorsky S-49/R-6/HOS-1 model was a follow-on to the successful R-4 helicopter with the first flight on October 15, 1943. Although primarily an observation and liaison helicopter, many R-6As could carry litters for medical evacuation in capsules on each side of the fuselage. JetPhotos.com is the biggest database of aviation photographs with over 4 million screened photos online! Full serial '43-45473'. The VS-316, was developed from the famous experimental VS-300 helicopter, invented by Igor Sikorsky and publicly demonstrated in 1940. Height: 11 ft. 7 in. Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II specifications, performance data and airplane archive photos Doman LZ-1 One R-6A modified as a testbed Doman LZ-1A The Hoverfly IIs remained in operation until April 1951, and one squadron example was displayed at the September 1950 Farnborough Air Show.[4]. TECHNICAL NOTES: Later, dynamically-balanced modifications to the rotor were carried out by Doman Helicopters Inc. 1-1-1944. XR-6 prototype powered by a 225 h.p. Sikorsky S-49 R-6A Hoverfly II. Saved by EIRL SENECHAL PATRICK. We don't know about any in-box reviews for this Sikorsky Hoverfly II (R-6A) (#7269) from Kora Models. The R-6 Hoverfly II was developed to improve on the successful Sikorsky R-4. The Sikorsky-designed R-6A two-seat observation helicopter was a refined version of the R-4, the first Air Force helicopter to serve in a combat zone. Note: Prices and availability are indications only. Lycoming O-435-7, but not proceeded with XR-7 projected development of the XR-6 with a 240 hp Franklin O-405-9 engine, not built. In Royal Air Force and Royal Navy service, it was named the Hoverfly II. Dimensions: 210x150x20 mm (8.3x5.9x0.8 inch) Weight: 50 g (0.11 lbs) Markings Sikorsky R-6 Sikorsky Hoverfly Mk.II Royal Air Force (1918-now) 657 Sqn. With its fuselage completely redesigned to reduce air resistance and improve pilot visibility, the R-6A bore little resemblance to its boxy-looking predecessor. In order to enhance performance a completely new streamlined fuselage was designed and the boom carrying the tail rotor was lengthened and straightened. (U.S. Air Force photo). 12/31/2011. R-6B The VS-316 was designated the XR-4, under the United States Army Air Forces' series for "Rotorcraft". 1. Aircraft Manufacturer. Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II helicopter Deutsch: Ein Sikorksy R-6A Hoverfly II Hubschrauber: Amazon.ca: Home & Kitchen This improved the top speed from 82mph to 100mph, compared to the earlier design. Item Identifier. The main rotor and transmission system of the R-4 was retained. In order to enhance performance, a completely new streamlined fuselage was designed and the boom carrying the tail rotor was lengthened and straightened. Sikorsky allotted their Model 49 designation to the new design. R-6A production model (193) built by Nash-Kelvinator of which 36 to US Navy as HOS-1 and 27 to the RAF as Hoverfly II R-6B projected variant with 225 h.p. Numerical sequence used by USAAC/USAAF/USAF 1941–present; National Museum of the United States Air Force, American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, "Airframe Dossier - Sikorsky-Nash-Kelvinator R-6A, s/n 43-45473 US, c/r N5282N", Sikorsky S-49/R-6A/HOS-1/Hoverfly Mk II page at the Sikorsky Archives, Sikorsky R-6A page at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sikorsky_R-6&oldid=994684688, 1940s United States military utility aircraft, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 43-45480 – LZ-1A on static display at the, This page was last edited on 17 December 2020, at 00:30. In-box reviews. Sikorsky S-49 R-6A Hoverfly II. 43-45379. Aircraft photo of KN841 - Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II - UK - Air Force, taken by AirHistory.net Photo Archive at an unknown location in Unknown Region, United Kingdom in 1950. Creation Date. Sikorsky Aircraft Fighter Jets Armed Forces United States Hunting. Click here to return to the World War II Gallery. United States Air Force Museum, Dayton (2005) United States - East-Coast Tour 2005 Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II, 43-45379 in USAAC markings Photo selection Sikorsky - R-4 and R-6 Hoverfly The United States Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio is one of the largest Aviation Musems of the World. Cruising speed: 69 mph 17-4-2013 O-405-9 (5) of which 3 to the US Navy as XHOS-1 YR-6A Aircraft Registration Number. Sikorsky R-6 là một loại trực thăng hai chỗ hạng nhẹ của Hoa Kỳ trong thập niên 1940.Không quân Hoàng gia và Hải quân Hoàng gia cũng sử dụng loại trực thăng này với tên gọi Hoverfly II (U.S. Air Force photo by Ken LaRock) It took its first flight in 1943. [1] Sikorsky allotted their Model 49 designation to the new design. SIKORSKY R -4B HOVERFLY MK.1 KL110 (With parts of KK995) MUSEUM ACCESSION NUMBER 66/AF/765 From a total of 100 R-4B airframes built for the USAAF, US Navy and US Coast Guard, 52 were supplied to Britain under lend/lease arrangements in 1944-45 as the Hoverfly MK.1, serials KK969 Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II: C/n (msn): [ 43-45473 ] Operator Painted: USA - Air Force: City / Heliport: Fort Rucker / Ozark - Guthrie Army Heliport Map: Region / Country: Alabama, United States: Photo Date: 14 December 2002: Photo by: R.A.Scholefield Contact ms364_135_06_002. First flown in October 1943, the R-6A used the same rotor and transmission system as the R-4, but it had a more powerful 235-hp Franklin O-405-9 engine. R-6 / R-7 / HOS-1 Hoverfly II. Sikorsky constructed the first six test helicopters (one XR-6 and five XR-6As), but Nash-Kelvinator built another 219 R-6As in 1944-1945 under a Sikorsky license. The XR-4 exceeded all the previous helicopter endurance, altitude and airspeed records that had been set before it. The Sikorsky-designed R-6A two-seat observation helicopter was a refined version of the R-4, the first AF helicopter to serve in a combat zone. The Sikorsky R-6 was a light two-seater helicopter produced for the US Air Force and Navy by the American Sikorsky Helicopter company. Length: 38 ft. 3 in. Lycoming O-435-7 (one) XR-6A as XR-6 but powered by the 240 h.p. Om de prestaties te verbeteren, werd een volledig nieuw gestroomlijnde romp ontworpen om de arm die de staartrotor werd verlengd en rechtgetrokken. XR-6 Redesigned R-4B with 235 hp Franklin O-405-9 engine; one built. XR-6 prototype powered by a 225 h.p. Serial number: 43-45379 First flown in October 1943, the R-6A used the same rotor and transmission system as the R-4, but it had a more powerful 235-hp Franklin O-405-9 engine. The R-6 Hoverfly II was developed to improve on the successful Sikorsky R-4. Main menu. Lycoming O-435-7, but not proceeded with XR-7 projected development of the XR-6 with a 240 hp Franklin O-405-9 engine, not built… Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Built for the USAAF as a R-6A by Nash-Kelvinator, this aircraft came on the civil registry as N69089; this registration was cancelled on January 14, 1977. Military. S-49/R-6A/HOS-1/Hoverfly Mk II Helicopter. Main rotor diameter: 38 ft. The XR-4 completed a 761-mile (1,225 km) cross country flight fro… Disposals of surplus military S-49s were made in the civil market in the late 1940s but none now remain in operation. S-49 / XR-6A. Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II in the World War II Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. The Sikorsky R-6 is an American light two-seat helicopter of the 1940s. First flown in Oct. 1943, the R-6A used the same rotor and transmission system as the R-4 but it had a more powerful Franklin engine. The Sikorsky R-6 is an American light two-seat helicopter of the 1940s. It was designed as a streamlined R-4 with an all metal fuselage, a larger engine, and a planetary gear main gear box. maximum Next Dupas photo. Four are currently displayed in US museums.[5]. Sikorsky S-49/R-6A Army Serial No. Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II Below Airpower NMUSAF 25Sep09 (14599796325).jpg 1,200 × 803; 147 KB Sikorsky R-6A Hoverfly II N74176 NEAM BDL 09.06.05R edited-2.jpg 1,048 × 667; 378 KB Sikorsky R-6A USAF.jpg 1,800 × 1,214; 264 KB With its fuselage completely redesigned to reduce air resistance and improve pilot visibility, the R-6A bore little resemblance to its boxy-looking predecessor. R-6A Production version of the XR-6. Ceiling: 13,200 ft. The main rotor and transmission system of the R-4 was retained. R 6, Hoverfly II R 6A Hoverfly II at the USAF Museum Role Helicopter. Collection. Igor Sikorsky designed the R-6 as a follow on to his fabric covered HNS-1 (R-4). 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