Special Hobby 1/72 scale CH-37C "Deuce"
February 5, 2009
|The Sikorsky CH-37 was the first heavy-lift helicopter in U.S. military service. The CH-37C (earlier designated HR2S-1) was known as the "Deuce" in the U.S. Marine Corps. Before jet engines were adapted to helicopters, the solution for providing more power was more engines - in this case, two R-2800 radials housed in separate "power eggs" suspended outside the craft's fuselage. Driveshafts from each led to a central transmission housing that drove the huge (for its time) five-bladed main rotor. |
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