The Platt-LePage XR-1

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The Platt-LePage XR-1

Post by lunamoonfang on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:01 am

The Platt-LePage XR-1, also known by the company designation PL-3,[1] was an early American twin-rotor helicopter, built by the Platt-LePage Aircraft Company of Eddystone, Pennsylvania. The winner of a United States Army Air Force design competition held in early 1940, the XR-1 was the first helicopter tested by the USAAF, flying in 1941. The flight testing of the XR-1 proved troublesome, and although continued testing showed that the design had promise, other, improved helicopters were becoming available before the XR-1 was ready for service. As a result, the development of the aircraft was terminated in 1945.
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