Higgins EB-1

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Higgins EB-1
Bossi - Higgins helicopter, 1940s a.JPG
Role Helicopter
National origin United States
Manufacturer Higgins Industries
Designer Enea Bossi
First flight 1943
Number built 1

The Higgins EB-1 is an American helicopter built by Higgins Industries of New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] The EB-1 was originally developed by the Delgado Trade School and completed by Enea Bossi.

Design and development[edit]

The EB-1 was a two-seat helicopter with a single four-bladed main rotor and two-bladed anti-torque tail rotor. It had a fixed tricycle landing gear and was powered by a 180 hp (134 kW) Warner pressure cooled piston engine. Bossi and the company had ambitious plans for a family of helicopters but in the end only one was built.[1]

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Empty weight: 1,951 lb (885 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,546 lb (1,155 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Warner piston engine, 180 hp (130 kW)
  • Main rotor diameter: 32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 124 mph; 108 kn (200 km/h)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American airplanes - Ha to Hu". www.aerofiles.com. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 

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