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Shown below are some of the helicopters which are on display at the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.













Shown above is a 1957 Hiller XROE-1 Rotorcycle. This one person aircraft was design for the Marines. It has a top speed of 70 miles per hour and a range of 30 miles. It can cruise at 52 miles per hour.


Shown above is a 1950 Bell HTL-3.



Shown above is a 1956 Hughes Model 269A Osage. This was intended to be a civilian aircraft: “A helicopter in every garage.” The U.S. Army acquired them and gave them the official name Osage.



Shown above is a 1946 Sikorsky HO3S-1G.




Shown above is a 1955 Bensen B-8M Gyrocopter. This is an autogyro. The overhead blades are not powered, but spin due to the air passing through them. The autogyro cannot hover, back up, or move sideways while in flight. Igor Benson based the design on the German rotor-kites which were used in World War II for carrying spotters aloft. Thousands of these were manufactured before production stopped in 1987. Kits are still available.



Shown above is a replica of a 1955 Hiller 1031 Flying Platform.




Shown above is the Kaman SH-2G Super Sea Sprite. This helicopter was developed in the 1950s as a shipboard utility helicopter for the Navy. It has a maximum speed of 159 miles per hour with a cruising speed of 120 miles per hour. It has a range of 450 miles. The first prototype for this aircraft was flown in 1959.


Shown above is a 1948 Hiller OH-23B Raven. During the Korean War the Army used the Raven for battlefield observation and for the evacuation of wounded soldiers. It has a maximum speed of 95 miles per hour with a cruising speed of 82 miles per hour. It has a range of 197 miles.


Shown above is a 1950 Sikorsky H-19A Chickasaw. It has a maximum speed of 101 miles per hour with a range of 450 miles. The first prototype for this aircraft was flown in 1948.



Shown above is a 1954 Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse. It has a maximum speed of 123 miles per hour with a cruising speed of 98 miles per hour. It has a range of 182 miles.





Shown above is a 1964 Bell UH-1H Iroquois. Many writers feel that this is the best-known combat helicopter. Often called the Huey, this helicopter has been used by numerous countries.



Shown above is a Bell AH-1 Cobra.




Shown above is a 1953 Sikorsky CH-37B Mojave. It could cruise at 115 miles per hour with a top speed of 130 miles per hour. It had a range of 145 miles. This was designed as a troop transport aircraft with heavy lift capacity. During the Vietnam War, Mojaves were used to recover downed helicopters and aircraft.

Originally posted to Ojibwa on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 12:12 PM PST.

Also republished by History for Kossacks and Kossack Air Force.

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