Friday, May 6, 2011

SIKORSKY H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter T Shirt from Zazzle.com

H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter T Shirt from Zazzle.com

H-5 Dragonfly Helicopter Shirt

Korean War Helicopter H-5 Dragonfly


The H-5, originally designated the R-5 (H for Helicopter; R for Rotorcraft), was designed to provide a helicopter having greater useful load, endurance, speed and service ceiling than the earlier R-4. The first of four XR-5s made its initial flight in August 1943. In March 1944 the U.S. Army Air Forces ordered 26 YR-5As for service testing, and in February 1945 the first YR-5A was delivered.

During its service life, the H-5 flew rescue and mercy missions throughout the world. It gained its greatest fame during the Korean War when it was called upon repeatedly to rescue United Nations pilots shot down behind enemy lines and to evacuate wounded personnel from front-line areas.


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