Talk:Hiller YH-32 Hornet

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Quantity built?[edit]

The infobox says 18, but isn't ref'ed. The display info at the Hazy Center says 20. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 02:54, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

  • I have a list of 18 -
    • One civil HJ-1 prototype registration N8200N
    • 14 x YH-32 serial numbers 53-4663, 53-4664, 55-4963, 55-4964, 55-4965, 55-4966, 55-4967, 55-4968, 55-4969, 55-4970, 55-4971, 55-4972, 55-4973 and 55-4974
    • 3 x XHOE-1 serial numbers 138651, 138652 and 138653

It appears that two were converted (not built) to YH-32A but I dont have a reference for those. MilborneOne (talk) 20:12, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

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==Stub== Born2flie: Very little. --05:31, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Last edited at 19:23, 10 June 2010 (UTC). Substituted at 17:56, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Survivor Identities[edit]

The identity of the airframes in the Hiller Aviation Museum has been reported as 53-4663, 53-4664, 55-4966, 55-4976, and N8170H. However, confirming the accuracy of any of these identities is difficult. Furthermore, the Classic Rotors Museum claims to be associated with the Hiller Aviation Museum and the possibility exists that at least one airframe may have been moved from one museum to the other. The CRM also displays an airframe that has been identified as N3955 and/or c/n 15 and has been identified by at least one source as having serial number 55-4972 as of March 2016. The HAM and CRM websites both note having a single YH-32 on display, the former being an "A" variant. –Noha307 (talk) 04:41, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

A phone conversation with the founder of the Classic Rotors Museum on 23 March 2017 confirmed that the museum currently has 2 H-32s at 2 of its facilities. The orange H-32 at the main location is construction number 15, registration N3955 and has no military serial number. There is a blue H-32, military serial number 53-4663, construction number 2 in storage in at the Southern California Logistics Airport. A third, green H-32 with no military serial number, construction number, or registration is on loan to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. This airframe was likely built up from parts. The orange airframe came from a donor in New York, the blue and green airframes came from the Hiller Aviation Museum. –Noha307 (talk) 04:26, 24 March 2017 (UTC)