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Author Topic: Hiller Model 1094 CAMEL (Collapsible Airborne Military Equipment Lifter)  (Read 2280 times)

Offline Mark Nankivil

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Greetings All -

A single seat design from Hiller called the Model 1094 Camel - here with two different engine options.

The original still exists in the collection of the Classics Rotor Museum in Ramona, California.


Enjoy the Day! Mark
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Thanks Mark! More on the CAMEL:
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And:

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The Selection of an Assault Support Helicopter (ASH)

At the same time the marine corps was working on the development of its heavy and medium helicopters, it also was attempting to obtain a replacement for its light helicopter fleet. A new forerunner in this category was the proposed Hiller Aircraft Company turbine-powered CAMEL (Collapsible Airborne Military Equipment Lifter).

This type of light helicopter received considerable support from the Development Center and was seen as an essential element of strategic and tactical mobility during the later 1950s. It was to have the capability of being disassembled for transport by air or in any class of amphibious shipping to a combat area where it would be reassembled later and made ready for flight. It was not until 1960, though, that the marine corps began to see results of its efforts to obtain a replacement for its HOK and OE aircraft, both of which were to be completely phased out by 1965.


Source: http://www.combatreform.org/killerbees.htm

Offline Cy-27

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I found this rather neat contemporary advert from October 1962 for the Hiller Camel (probably from AvWeek , Flying or another US magazine).

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Nice find my dear Cy-27.