Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Your Sunday Morning Rotor Noise

8 comments:

OldAFSarge said...

Weird looking, but rather cool at the same time.

Comrade Misfit said...

Didn't the AF use early-model Kamans for airport rescue and fire-fighting at SAC bases?

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Looks like this one is rigged for logging. Pretty stable little helo, though not a lot of lift.

montag said...

IIRC it was the side by side dual rotor configuration that earned the early helicopters the 'eggbeater' nickname.

Chuck Pergiel said...


It can lift more than its own weight.

CenterPuke88 said...

HH-43 Huskie was used by USAF, USN and USMC for firefighting and base rescue, and later saw use in Vietnam for rescue duties. Not sure if it was SAC exclusive within USAF.

Old NFO said...

CenterPuke beat me to it. Odd configuration, but it works, even if it does sound weird...

J4rh34d said...

The Marines used two of them in Afghanistan as drone cargo haulers. They hauled over a million pounds on their trial there.

Fun trivia: Both the HH-43 and the K-Max rotors use a single wooden spar for fatigue and damage resistance.