Sikorsky HNS-1 'Hoverfly'


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  Base model:HNS
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1944-1948
  Basic role:Helicopter, Training

  Length: 35' 5" 10.7 m
  Wingspan: 38' 11.5 m
  Gross Weight: 2,600 lb 1,179 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Warner R-550-3
  Horsepower (each): 200

  Max Speed: 82 mph 132 km/h 71 kt

Known serial numbers
39033 / 39052, 39053 / 39055, 46445, 46699 / 46700, 46701 / 46723, 75727 / 75728

Examples of this type may be found at
National Museum of Naval AviationNAS PensacolaFlorida

HNS-1 on display

National Museum of Naval Aviation


Recent comments by our visitors
 mike garten
 atlanta, MI
In regards to the pc-590 my dad was on this boat in ww2 If there are any of the men who served with my dad left please let me know My son is now in the service and would love for him to meet any of the guys who served with him -- My Dad was William (Bill) H Garten 8/31/24-4/15/90 he was in from jan of 42 to aug 45 My son is named William he never got to meet his grand father but I think to would be nice for him to talk about my dad from that time fram
10/17/2011 @ 19:46 [ref: 49598]
 Zee Varsanyi
 Union, NJ
looking for data HNS-1 C.G. #39040."...where is it?
01/15/2009 @ 06:58 [ref: 23493]
 William A. Barnes
 Jackson,, MS
I was stationed at the Coast Guard Air Station, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, N.Y. from about June, 1944 to the end of the war, in my case, November, 1945. I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Igor Sikorsky on some of his visits to the air station. I was also stationed with Dr. Sikorsky's son, Sergei Sikorsky, who at the time was a Aviation Machinst Mate. I was a yeoman in the Administrative Office of the station whereas Sergei was more directly involved with the HNS Training Helicopters. I certainly enjoyed the luxury of my stay at the Air Station since I had just completed a two year duty assignment aboard the USS PC 590 - one of the roughest ships afloat. I spent part of 1942, 1943 and part of 1944 in the South Pacific escorting our fighting units from Island to Island. So I have very pleasant memories of being assigned to the Brooklyn Coast Guard Air Station and experiencing the tremendous developments in Helicopter Aviation. Bill Barnes
05/24/2005 @ 10:43 [ref: 10294]


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