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Hughes XH-17

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The Hughes XH-17 "Flying Crane" was the first helicopter project for the helicopter division of Hughes Aircraft Company. [1]

19 relations: Allison J35, Bleed air, Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Douglas C-54 Skymaster, Helicopter, Howard Hughes, Hughes Aircraft Company, Hughes Helicopters, Kellett Autogiro Corporation, North American B-25 Mitchell, Rotorcraft, Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe, Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw, Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane, Tail rotor, Tip jet, Torque, Turbojet, Waco CG-15.

Allison J35

The General Electric/Allison J35 was originally developed by General Electric (GE company designation TG-180) in parallel with the Whittle-based centrifugal-flow J33, and was the United States Air Force's first axial-flow (straight-through airflow) compressor engine.

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Bleed air

Bleed air produced by gas turbine engines is compressed air that is taken from the compressor stage of those engines, which is upstream of the fuel-burning sections.

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing, which was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.

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Douglas C-54 Skymaster

The Douglas C-54 Skymaster is a four-engined transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces in World War II and the Korean War.

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A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.

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Howard Hughes

Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976) was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world.

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Hughes Aircraft Company

The Hughes Aircraft Company was a major American aerospace and defense contractor founded in 1932 by Howard Hughes in Glendale, California as a division of Hughes Tool Company.

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Hughes Helicopters

Hughes Helicopters was a major manufacturer of military and civil helicopters from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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Kellett Autogiro Corporation

The Kellett Autogiro Corporation was an American aircraft manufacturer from 1929 based in Philadelphia, named after founder W. Wallace Kellett (1891; July 23, 1951).

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North American B-25 Mitchell

The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American twin-engine, medium bomber manufactured by North American Aviation (NAA).

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A rotorcraft or rotary-wing aircraft is a heavier-than-air flying machine that uses lift generated by wings, called rotary wings or rotor blades, that revolve around a mast.

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Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe

The Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe is a twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter designed by Sikorsky Aircraft for the United States Army.

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Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw

The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw (company model number S-55) was a multi-purpose helicopter used by the United States Army and United States Air Force.

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Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane

The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane is an American twin-engine heavy-lift helicopter.

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Tail rotor

The tail rotor is a smaller rotor mounted so that it rotates vertically or near-vertically at the end of the tail of a traditional single-rotor helicopter.

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Tip jet

A tip jet refers to the jet nozzles at the tip of some helicopter rotor blades, to spin the rotor, much like a Catherine wheel firework.

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Torque, moment, or moment of force is rotational force.

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The turbojet is an airbreathing jet engine, typically used in aircraft.

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Waco CG-15

The Waco CG-15 was an American military glider, which was developed from the CG-4.

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Flying Crane, H-17 Sky Crane, Hellett XH-17, Hughes H-17, Hughes H-28, Hughes R-17, XH-17, XH-28.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_XH-17

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