Piasecki X-49A Helicopter Prototype Designed For The US Military!

Piasecki X-49A HelicopterPiasecki X-49A Helicopter

The Piasecki X-49 Helicopter┬áis a four-bladed, twin-engined, experimental compound helicopter under development by Piasecki Aircraft. The X-49A is based on the airframe of a Sikorsky YSH-60F Seahawk, but utilizes Piasecki’s proprietary vectored thrust ducted propeller (VTDP) design and includes the addition of lifting wings.

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The concept of the experimental program is to apply the VTDP technology to a production military helicopter to determine any benefit gained through increases in performance or useful load.

The Piasecki X 49A, although produced in 2007, continues active testing, research and development as of 2016.

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