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|Role||Civil transport helicopter|
|National origin||United States|
In August 1962 Kaman Aircraft first flew a prototype civil transport helicopter, it used components of the earlier Kaman K-600 (H-43) with a new fuselage for 12 passengers. Instead of the twin booms of the earlier Huskie it had a single-boom and a ramp equipped rear door. Sometimes called the Huskie III the helicopter was powered by two Boeing YT60 turboshafts which were later replaced with two Pratt & Whitney PT6B-11 engines.
The company tried to interest the United States Air Force in the type and it was evaluated for two years, but with no interest in the type, only the prototype was built.
- Crew: 2
- Capacity: 6 to 12 passengers
- Empty weight: 5,203 lb (2,360 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 10,439 lb (4,735 kg)
- Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney PT6B-11 Turboshaft, 771 hp (575 kW) each
- Maximum speed: 138 mph; 120 kn (222 km/h)
- Cruising speed: 121 mph; 105 kn (195 km/h)
- Range: 391 mi; 340 nmi (630 km)
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