Aircraft Photo of 43-28237 / 328237 | Sikorsky XR-5A | USA - Air Force | #385966
Registration / Serial:43-28237
Alternate Serial:328237
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-48
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-48 (VS-327/H-5 Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky XR-5A
C/n (msn):[ 43-28237 ]
Operator Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:Not known
Region / Country:Unknown State, United States
Photo Date:22 November 1943 to 25 December 1944
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Photo ID: 385966
Photo Comment

The first XR-5 prototype, 43-28236, suffered significant damage following a tail rotor failure on 12 October 1943. Test flying resumed with the second XR-5, 43-28237, in the last week of November 1943. 43-28327 assigned to 4020th Base Unit, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. It fatally crashed at Alachua Field, Gainsville, Florida on 2 December 1944, when welds in the main rotor failed. Photo by: Rudy Arnold / Smithsonian Institution

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