|Bell 201/XH-13F in a hover|
|First flight||20 October 1954|
|Primary users||United States Army
United States Air Force
|Developed from||Bell 47|
The Bell 201 (military designation XH-13F) was a modified Model 47G. The Bell 201/XH-13F was Bell's first helicopter to use a turbine engine. The Bell 201 was built to test components for the new XH-40, Bell Helicopter's prototype for its UH-1 Iroquois.
The Bell 201 was powered by one Continental CAE XT51-T-3 turboshaft engine producing 425 shp (317 kW), a license-built development of the Turbomeca Artouste. The 201 first flew on October 20, 1954. The helicopter finished initial flight testing and was handed over to the US Army in April 1955 for further testing.
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- Crew: 2
- Powerplant: × Continental XT51-T-3 turboshaft, 425 hp (317 kW)
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- Related lists
- Donald, David, ed. "Bell 47". The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Barnes & Nobel Books, 1997. ISBN 0-7607-0592-5.
- Day, Dwayne A. "Bell UH-1 'Huey'". US Centennial of Flight.
- Apostolo, Giorgio. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Helicopters, pp. 46-47. New York: Bonanza Books. 1984. ISBN 978-0-517-43935-7.
- Spenser, Jay P. "Bell Helicopter". Whirlybirds, A History of the U.S. Helicopter Pioneers. University of Washington Press, 1998. ISBN 0-295-98058-3.
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