First flight of the P-V Engineering Forum XHRP-1

Monday, November 3, 1947



Also known by the company designation PV-3, this was the first American tandem rotor helicopter. 2 of these aircraft were produced, 1 for static and dynamic tests and 1 for U.S. Navy trials.

Source: AHS Calendar November 2013

Note: A review of many different reference sources indicates that this aircraft must have flown in 1946 instead of 1947. This would also be consistent with the production aircraft (HRP-1) flying in August 1947



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Piasecki XHRP-1


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Frank Piasecki
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