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X-49A SpeedHawk

Country of Origin: USA


The X-49A SpeedHawk was a vectored-thrust ducted propeller (VTDP) compound helicopter that was developed under an Army advanced technology demonstration program. Funding has ceased.

The description below refers in large part to the projected aircraft.

The prototype was a Sikorsky SH-60F Seahawk with a variable pitch VTDP replacing the conventional tail rotor. The system provided thrust and, through movable sectors, elevators and rudder, anti-torque and yaw control as well as...

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