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Model Exhibits By Manufacturer: Hiller Vought

XC-142A Tiltwing


This HFI model is part of the world's largest public display of scale model helicopters.

Aircraft Specifications
First Flight:
Main Rotor:
Four-bladed, fiberglass, 15 ft., 6 in.
4 GE T-64-1
Max Speed:
345 mph
26 ft.
58 ft.
Gross Weight:
37,500 lbs. (VTOL)
Empty Weight:
23,000 lbs.

About the Aircraft:
Five prototypes were built of this vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. The XC-142A combined the tilt-wing concept of the Hiller X-18 with the Ryan VZ-3RY "Vertiplane." It was designed to transport troops, or haul cargo, for the U.S. Armed Forces. The aircraft had counter-rotating propellers, and an interconnecting, three-bladed variable pitch tail-rotor system.

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