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Helicopter Flight Piasecki (Vertol) H-21B Shawnee
Helicopter Flight Piasecki (Vertol) H-21B Shawnee 'Flying Banana' Van Nuys to Ramona California 2006
Published: 2013/09/18
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SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
Published: 2014/02/05
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Piasecki H-16 Transporter
Piasecki H-16 Transporter
Published: 2010/01/30
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Piasecki Tandem Rotor Helicopter Introduced 1955
Piasecki Tandem Rotor Helicopter Introduced 1955
Published: 2010/05/24
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Piasecki at Lakehurst does not take off.mov
Piasecki at Lakehurst does not take off.mov
Published: 2012/02/29
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Piasecki H-21B Shawnee
Piasecki H-21B Shawnee 'Flying Banana' taxi
Published: 2010/08/09
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Piasecki H-21 Troop Carrier Helicopter in Vietnam
Piasecki H-21 Troop Carrier Helicopter in Vietnam
Published: 2012/01/30
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N183YP piasecki helicopter fly by
N183YP piasecki helicopter fly by
Published: 2013/07/07
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Piasecki X-49: What
Piasecki X-49: What's Special About SpeedHawk Helicopters?
Published: 2017/05/24
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Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep
Piasecki VZ-8 Airgeep
Published: 2009/04/04
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Piasecki H-21B Departing KSEE
Piasecki H-21B Departing KSEE
Published: 2013/06/04
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Piasecki X 49A SpeedHawk Helicopter for US Military
Piasecki X 49A SpeedHawk Helicopter for US Military
Published: 2017/04/27
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Piasecki Aircraft VTDP Compound Helicopter Technology
Piasecki Aircraft VTDP Compound Helicopter Technology
Published: 2013/08/28
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Piasecki X-49A Speedhawk Helicopter for US Military
Piasecki X-49A Speedhawk Helicopter for US Military
Published: 2015/03/21
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Piasecki X-49A "Speedhawk" Experimental High-speed Helicopter
Piasecki X-49A "Speedhawk" Experimental High-speed Helicopter
Published: 2016/05/29
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Piasecki H-16 Transporter Rotor Helicopter
Piasecki H-16 Transporter Rotor Helicopter
Published: 2016/02/23
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Piasecki Helicopters 1960
Piasecki Helicopters 1960
Published: 2017/03/12
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F 2112 US Navy Training Film Maintaining the Piasecki HUP Service Helicopter
F 2112 US Navy Training Film Maintaining the Piasecki HUP Service Helicopter
Published: 2016/03/25
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Piasecki H-21: Airborne Soldier ~1960 US Army; Paratroops & Heliborne Troops; The Big Picture TV-450
Piasecki H-21: Airborne Soldier ~1960 US Army; Paratroops & Heliborne Troops; The Big Picture TV-450
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: Old Movies Reborn
Piasecki H-25 Army Mule/HUP Retriever
Piasecki H-25 Army Mule/HUP Retriever
Published: 2008/12/21
Channel: jaglavaksoldier
RC Piasecki H-21 , Big RC Scale Banana Helicopter , Bernd Fischer , Heli Masters Venlo 2014 *HD*
RC Piasecki H-21 , Big RC Scale Banana Helicopter , Bernd Fischer , Heli Masters Venlo 2014 *HD*
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: RC MEDIA WORLD
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military HD
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military HD
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: Military Channel HD
Piasecki HUP Retriever
Piasecki HUP Retriever
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: aviationbuff
Helicopter Pilot Training: "Transition to the H-19" 1956 US Army Training Film
Helicopter Pilot Training: "Transition to the H-19" 1956 US Army Training Film
Published: 2015/02/10
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Piasecki PV-2, mid-summer 1943
Piasecki PV-2, mid-summer 1943
Published: 2012/03/04
Channel: HeloSociety
A US Grumman S2F tracker aircraft and a Piasecki HUP-2 helicopters take off from ...HD Stock Footage
A US Grumman S2F tracker aircraft and a Piasecki HUP-2 helicopters take off from ...HD Stock Footage
Published: 2014/05/07
Channel: CriticalPast
Super Fast Piasecki X-49A Helicopter For US Military
Super Fast Piasecki X-49A Helicopter For US Military
Published: 2014/08/01
Channel: Military Power
Piasecki YH-16A Transporter Newsreel - 12/5/55
Piasecki YH-16A Transporter Newsreel - 12/5/55
Published: 2013/11/14
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SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: James Conorich
1957 Airshow in color: Piasecki H-21 "Flying Banana" and many more - Germany - Ardennes - Eifel
1957 Airshow in color: Piasecki H-21 "Flying Banana" and many more - Germany - Ardennes - Eifel
Published: 2016/04/13
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hup 1 helicopter "piasecki" in jacksonville nc
hup 1 helicopter "piasecki" in jacksonville nc
Published: 2011/07/15
Channel: Richard Benz
Piasecki Aircraft 16H Pathfinder
Piasecki Aircraft 16H Pathfinder
Published: 2009/03/24
Channel: jaglavaksoldier
Piasecki H-21 Helicopter Crash
Piasecki H-21 Helicopter Crash
Published: 2009/06/16
Channel: theaviationpage
U.S. ARMY UH-1A & H-21 HELICOPTER OPERATIONS AND TACTICS IN VIETNAM 81322
U.S. ARMY UH-1A & H-21 HELICOPTER OPERATIONS AND TACTICS IN VIETNAM 81322
Published: 2015/05/22
Channel: PeriscopeFilm
Piasecki H-21 Shawnee Tour - Part 1
Piasecki H-21 Shawnee Tour - Part 1
Published: 2010/08/16
Channel: classicrotors
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
Published: 2014/04/01
Channel: Патриоты Родины
Piasecki H 16 Transporter
Piasecki H 16 Transporter
Published: 2013/01/05
Channel: Alen Hakel
Piasecki H21
Piasecki H21
Published: 2007/07/18
Channel: Techy111
Power Military USA ,SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
Power Military USA ,SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
Published: 2015/07/06
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Piasecki H 25 Army Mule   HUP Retriever
Piasecki H 25 Army Mule HUP Retriever
Published: 2013/01/05
Channel: Alen Hakel
Piasecki X-49A Speedhawk flight tests
Piasecki X-49A Speedhawk flight tests
Published: 2007/10/18
Channel: theworacle
WORLDS FASTEST military helicopter for us army and us military
WORLDS FASTEST military helicopter for us army and us military
Published: 2014/10/12
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O Super Helicópteros Do USA "Piasecki X 49A Helicopter"
O Super Helicópteros Do USA "Piasecki X 49A Helicopter"
Published: 2015/12/28
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SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
Published: 2014/08/26
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F 1685 Piasecki Helicopter/ Ryan Aeronautical XV-5A Vertifan soil erosion tests
F 1685 Piasecki Helicopter/ Ryan Aeronautical XV-5A Vertifan soil erosion tests
Published: 2015/11/19
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SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A military transport helicopter for US military
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A military transport helicopter for US military
Published: 2015/10/31
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Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® - Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) VTOL Simulation [720p]
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® - Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) VTOL Simulation [720p]
Published: 2014/02/28
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Amazing Over Fast  Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US army..
Amazing Over Fast Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US army..
Published: 2016/09/19
Channel: The Amazing World
Piasecki X-49 - "SpeedHawk" American , twin-engined, experimental high-speed helicopter
Piasecki X-49 - "SpeedHawk" American , twin-engined, experimental high-speed helicopter
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
SUPER FAST Piasecki X 49A Helicopter for US Military
Published: 2014/02/13
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Piasecki Helicopter
Industry Aerospace
Founded 1940
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Key people
Frank Piasecki, Don R. Berlin
Products Helicopters
Website www.piasecki.com

Piasecki Helicopter Corporation was a designer and manufacturer of helicopters located in Philadelphia and nearby Morton, Pennsylvania, in the late 1940s and the 1950s.[1] Its founder, Frank Piasecki, was ousted from the company in 1956 and started a new company, Piasecki Aircraft. Piasecki Helicopter was renamed Vertol Corporation in early 1956.[2] Vertol was acquired by Boeing in 1960 and renamed Boeing Vertol.

History[edit]

The Piasecki Helicopter Corporation was founded in 1940 by Frank Piasecki as the P-V Engineering Forum. It first became known as Piasecki Helicopter in 1946. The PV-2 was the second helicopter flown in the United States (following Igor Sikorsky's VS-300), and was designed and flown by Frank Piasecki in 1943.

Piasecki designed and successfully sold a series of tandem rotor helicopters to the United States Navy, starting with the HRP-1 of 1944. The HRP-1 was nicknamed the "flying banana" because of the upward angle of the aft fuselage that ensured the large rotors did not hit each other in flight, and because the Coast Guard painted the aircraft yellow. The name would later be applied to other Piasecki helicopters of similar design.

In 1949, Piasecki provided the H-21 Workhorse to the United States Air Force, an improved, all-metal derivative of the HRP-1. Piasecki's tandem-rotor helicopters flew higher than competing single rotor designs, and offered a smoother ride.

In 1946, to fund expansion, Piasecki sold a 51% interest in the company to Laurance Rockefeller and A. Felix du Pont, Jr. for $500,000. Don R. Berlin was brought in as president and director of Piasecki Helicopters in 1953,[3] while Frank Piasecki was chairman of the board. The majority owners eventually lost faith in Frank Piasecki's leadership and by May 1956 he was out of the company. He had formed a new company, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation to pursue the development of compound helicopters and other rotorcraft. In two successive special stockholders' meetings the board then changed the name of Piasecki Helicopter to Vertol (for vertical take-off and landing) Aircraft Corporation and amended the bylaws to bar Piasecki's re-election as a director, on the grounds that he was running a rival company.[2]

The company was acquired by Boeing in 1960 and renamed Boeing Vertol.[1] It became the Boeing Helicopter Division in 1987.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tandem Twosome", Vertical Magazine, February–March 2007
  2. ^ a b Trimble 1982, pp. 257–258.
  3. ^ Miller, Steven."Frank Piasecki, 88, Vertical Flight Pioneer." The New York Sun, February 14, 2008. Retrieved: June 2, 2013.
  • Spenser, Jay P. Whirlybirds, A History of the U.S. Helicopter Pioneers. University of Washington Press, 1998. ISBN 0-295-97699-3.
  • Trimble, William F. High Frontier: A History of Aeronautics in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982. ISBN 978-0-82295-340-1.

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