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Giant Sikorsky HH-52 Seaguard Helicopter first flight

Discussion in 'R/C Helicopters and Drones' started by dominicm, Oct 3, 2020.

  1. dominicm

    dominicm 70cc twin V2

    Scale: 1:6
    Shell: Available from Red Lodge Helicopters
    Mechanics: Vario
    Turbine: Wren 50 heli turbine running on paraffin
    Many custom made framework and internals.

    The HH-52 was the U.S. Coast Guard’s first turbine-powered helicopter and the first that could land in the water next to vessels or personnel in distress without using awkward floats, making it the most effective air-sea rescue helicopter of its time. The Coast Guard operated ninety-nine HH-52s between 1962 and 1989, saving 15,000 lives.

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