Started by chrisonord, April 21, 2020, 05:14:31 AM
Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 21, 2020, 05:20:48 AM<...> Swapping it for a turbine would make a lot of sense................
Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 21, 2020, 06:43:46 AMIt'd need 1400 bhp or so to equal the Wright, which oddly is about what the Gazelle used in the Belvedere had, and it had TWO of them!The Gazelle's not all that big, 70" long x 33" dia, and it first ran in 1955 so it may well suit your time scale as well.
Quote from: PR19_Kit on April 21, 2020, 08:41:31 AMIf the payload would be the same as the USS Army version it should be fine, yes. But the RAF were tending toward twin engines at the time, viz the various Wessex Marks.The Belvedere was a bit heavier than the H-21 but only carried the same number of troops, so with twice the engines it had much more specific excess power. Never a bad thing with a helicopter.
Quote from: chrisonord on April 21, 2020, 05:14:31 AMI am thinking of 1950's RAF transport command markings and the white over bear metal finish
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