Air Mobility Command Museum - Kaman Aerospace HH-43B Huskie Helicopter
Bill Maloney

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01 HH-43B Huskie Helicopter 02 HH-43B Huskie Helicopter 03 Huskie Helicopter Tail 04 Huskie Helicopter Rotor Hubs
05HuskieHelicopterRearDoors 06HuskieHelicopterMainGear 07HuskieHelicopterRotorHubs 08HuskieHelicopterTail
05 Huskie Helicopter Rear Doors 06 Huskie Helicopter Main Gear 07 Huskie Helicopter Rotor Hubs 08 Huskie Helicopter Tail
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09 HH-43B Huskie Helicopter 10 Huskie Helicopter Nose Gear 11 HH-43B Huskie Helicopter 12 HH-43B Huskie Rescue Winch
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13 HH-43B Huskie Nose 14 HH-43B Huskie Interior 15 HH-43B Huskie Crew 16 Huskie Helicopter Tail

Kaman Aerospace HH-43B Huskie Helicopter Specifications:

Kaman HH-43 Huskie Helicopter
Kaman HH-43F Huskie Helicopter at the New England Air Museum in Hartford, CT

Fuselage Length: 25 feet 0 inches
Rotor Diameter:
47 feet
17 feet, 2 inches
Empty lbs Loaded - 9,200 lbs
Max Speed: 120 mph
Cruise Speed: mph
Range: 185 miles
Service Ceiling: 25,000 feet
Fuel Capacity: gallons
Powerplant: Lycoming T53 Turboshaft 860 shaft horsepower
First Flight : 1958
Cost: $

The most interesting feature of the HH-43B Husky Helicopter is that the rotor blades are not only constructed of wood but that the pitch is altered by tabs near the tips of each blade. They effectively warp the blades, taking the place of both collective and cyclic hub mechanisms.

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