Piasecki HRP-2 'Rescuer'
|  Base model:||HRP|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Navy / Marines|
|  Designation Period:||1944-1962|
|  Basic role:||Helicopter, Transport|
|  Length:|| 54'|| 16.4 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 41'|| 12.5 m|
|  Gross Weight:|| 7,225 lb|| 3,276 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 1|
|  Powerplant:|| Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN-1|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 600|
|  Max Speed:|| 104 mph|| 167 km/h|| 90 kt|
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| Morley Johnson|
| I was a flight engineer on the Air Force version of this helicopter in 1958, the H-21. The engine was an 1820.
The H-21 was among the first helicopters in Viet Nam. See the article in the New Yorker magazine about the General John Paul Vann, probably publshed in the late 90's.
We flew three H-21's in West Texas in the late 50's, retrieving high altitude air samples parachuted from stratospheric baloons.
12/07/2005 @ 21:36 [ref: 11903]
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