Aircraft Photo of 42-13610 / 213610 | Kellett XO-60 | USA - Air Force | AirHistory.net #58237
Location
City / Airport:Washington - Dulles InternationalMap
Region / Country:Virginia, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KIAD   IATA: IAD   Local: IAD   Other: -
Collection:National Air and Space Museum (Smithsonian) - Udvar-Hazy Center
 
Photo Date:8 April 2015
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 58237
Photo Comment

The XO-60 represents the final evolution of the Autogiro before the type became obsolete. The slow loitering speeds and almost vertical takeoff and landing abilities of the XO-60 made it ideal for military observation duties. However, the inability to hover sealed the fate of the Autogiro after the development of helicopters. This XO-60 was fully restored by the NASM in 1975 and is now on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center.

This photo is copyright © Alastair T. Gardiner, and may not be used or published in any way without permission.

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