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Fairchild-Hiller FH-1100 helicopter

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Picture FH-1100
General
Manufacturer Fairchild-Hiller
Type FH-1100
Introduced 11/1/1966
In production? No
Units produced 253
Price US $ 0.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 39.8 ft
Length 29.8 ft
Height 9.3 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description

The FH-1100 is a single-engine helicopter that was made by Fairchild Hiller.

Originally the FH-1100 was an entry into a US Army competition for a new light observation helicopter. The FH-1100 was one of three finalist designs recommended to the Navy and the first prototype took flight in 1963. Five FH-1100s were submitted to the US Army for testing purposes, where it received the designation YOH-5.

After testing a competing design from Bell was eliminated from consideration and the final decision was between the FH-1100 and a proposal from Hughes. Ultimately the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse was selected as the winner, mainly due to a lower bid. Having already done the work to develop the 1100, it was decided to market it as a civilian aircraft instead.

The FH-1100 is a light helicopter suitable for corporate transport, firefighting missions, medical applications and policing. It has a class-average range of 330 nautical miles (about 611 km), with performance on par with its size, weight and market segment of the time.

It is powered by a single Allison 250-C18 turboshaft engine that produces 317 shaft horsepower (236 kW). There are five variants in total, including the original military test units.

In total 253 FH-1100 helicopters were built, and it was produced from 1966 to 1973. Despite production having ceased decades ago, the FH-1100 remains in use today. During its operational life the FH-1100 was in use by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, the Philippines and of course the Unites States. Today it is primarily in use by the Royal Thai Police and by CHC of Canada.

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Design features
  • Metal rotor blades
  • Teetering rotorhead
  • Hamilton Standard stability augmentation system
  • Semi-monocoque structure at the front and tail boom at the rear
  • Hydraulic system for cyclic and collective pitch controls
Description

The FH-1100 is a single-engine helicopter that was made by Fairchild Hiller.

Originally the FH-1100 was an entry into a US Army competition for a new light observation helicopter. The FH-1100 was one of three finalist designs recommended to the Navy and the first prototype took flight in 1963. Five FH-1100s were submitted to the US Army for testing purposes, where it received the designation YOH-5.

After testing a competing design from Bell was eliminated from consideration and the final decision was between the FH-1100 and a proposal from Hughes. Ultimately the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse was selected as the winner, mainly due to a lower bid. Having already done the work to develop the 1100, it was decided to market it as a civilian aircraft instead.

The FH-1100 is a light helicopter suitable for corporate transport, firefighting missions, medical applications and policing. It has a class-average range of 330 nautical miles (about 611 km), with performance on par with its size, weight and market segment of the time.

It is powered by a single Allison 250-C18 turboshaft engine that produces 317 shaft horsepower (236 kW). There are five variants in total, including the original military test units.

In total 253 FH-1100 helicopters were built, and it was produced from 1966 to 1973. Despite production having ceased decades ago, the FH-1100 remains in use today. During its operational life the FH-1100 was in use by Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, the Philippines and of course the Unites States. Today it is primarily in use by the Royal Thai Police and by CHC of Canada.

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Design features:
  • Metal rotor blades
  • Teetering rotorhead
  • Hamilton Standard stability augmentation system
  • Semi-monocoque structure at the front and tail boom at the rear
  • Hydraulic system for cyclic and collective pitch controls
Performance
Persons 5
Max. Range 348 mi
Cruise Speed 122 mph
Max. Speed 127 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1600 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 14200 ft
Gross Weight 2750 lb
Empty Weigt 1370 lb
Useful Load 1380 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 0 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Allison 250C-18
Horse Power 317
Rotorhead Teetering
Number of rotorblades 2
Rotor Diameter 35.5 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 6 ft
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