Helicopter and Autogiro Testing Collection
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1999.0025
Dates:
bulk 1934-1945
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.15 Cubic feet
(3 folders)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of thirty-five photographs of helicopter and autogiros, many undergoing testing by the United States Navy. Craft featured include the Pitcairn PA-22 Cabin Autogiro, Hiller XHOE-1 (Hiller HJ-1) Hornet (serial number 46446) and Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) HNS-1 (39046 and 39050). Locations include the U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD; the C.G. Air Station, Brooklyn, NY; and on the sea as the Royal Navy conducts shipboard tests on the British freighter MV Daghenstan. Also included is a 33' by 17' drawing of a Pitcairn Autogiro ca. 1934-1935 and the short memoir, 'The Story of Flight 1917-1919 and Recollections of Its Members.'

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lee M. Gunther-Mohr, Gift, 1999

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Helicopter and Autogiro Testing Collection, Accession number 1999-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1939-1945 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Helicopters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Autogiros Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pitcairn PA-22 Cabin Autogiro Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) Hoverfly Mk.1 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hiller XHOE-1 (Hiller HJ-1) Hornet Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
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