Piasecki PV-3 / HRP "Rescuer"
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Nonnie, e-mail, 13.06.2021 04:06

The last HRP known to be in existence is. In the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. It's restored.


Nonnie Hotchkiss, e-mail, 13.06.2021 03:48

Yes, Rich, there is ONE---the only one known to be in existence. It sits (restored) in the Space building at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.
Hope that helps.

Nonnie


Richard G. Braithwaite, e-mail, 24.02.2016 01:10

I served at NATC Patuxent River in 1947. I remember when the rotors flew off after landing, descending safely from about 3,000 ft. All flights were halted. The pilot was a Lt. Bott. The copter had come from a warm hanger and flown on a cold winter day.


Bruce Klingman, e-mail, 05.07.2015 07:21

I am presently helping restore HRP-1 111812, (ship No. 4) and am wondering if anyone out there has any information on what this A/C was used for when in service. I can be reached at bruce.klingman@cox.net. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Arnold M. Gilbert, e-mail, 01.02.2012 04:45

I had the good fortune to fly in an HRP (111818) on 10 Feb 1953 near Elizabeth City, NC, my first of many helicopter flights while in the Navy. In fact, I flew in this A/C four times that month. I had been assigned to newly commissioned HS-3 at Weeksville, near E-City and was training as sonar operator for ASW work. I absolute fell in love with helos that cold day and still hitch a ride in them every chance I get. We attempted to use the HUP-2 for ASW work but after installing the sonar equipment it just didn't have enough horses. We then used the HO4S and HRS models, which were moderately successful. But I loved that skinless HRP.


Rich Stalter, e-mail, 30.11.2011 11:32

I've always been fascinated by the HRPs. They were the true Flying Bananas. I've noticed a variance on the shape of the wind shield on these helicoptors. Some of them have supports or posts that are straight. And on others the posts in the wind shield are slightly curved. Are these 2 different models of the HRP? Also; are there any HRPs still in existance?


jim konieczny, e-mail, 29.11.2010 20:32

i was crewchief of an hrp1 jan54 in vx1 key west i had a good tour and considered the helo a good and relable machine. from the crew seat i could reach the bladder fuel
tank and feel test the amount of fuel in the tank. the enviorment produced a good suntan.


Food Recipes, e-mail, 25.06.2010 13:26

The Fat Of The Land, and ask him to collaborate, only for Liam to reply: 'No. I've got my credibility to think about'?In the same sprit as the earlier mention of the fab Emmylou Harris, how about Lucinda Williams too? She also seems to go from strength to strength.


Dave Thompson, e-mail, 07.06.2010 04:32

The McColluch tandem helicopter was, of course, inspired by the Piasecki designs, not the other way around.


Robert Cummings, e-mail, 23.02.2009 21:54

As a U.S.Navy pilot I was stationed in VX-1 at Key West. We had 12 of the HRP-1s and developed the dunking sonar for helicopters. Lt. Lockwood and I were later assighned to a project at Mine Counter-Measures station at Panama City, Florida where we developed towing mine sweeping gear with an HRP-1. George Spratt From Piasecki was the head engineer on that project. The time period for these projects was 1951 to 1953.


Alan Victor, e-mail, 24.01.2009 21:15

Do you think the Retriever design was influenced by the McCulloch HM-1 which you can see at Pima Air & Space Museum, it looks similar. Comments from anybody?


Chris, e-mail, 11.09.2008 03:45

i was wondering if there are any commisioned, decommisioned or replicas of the rescuer in yates county New York in the United States and if so what is the Doc. number for it if that is possible it would be very much apreciated this could be a clue to a scavenger hunt of sorts that i am part of

thank you for your time and any help you can give me




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