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Sikorsky S-56 Original Drawings
« on: April 16, 2015, 06:16:46 am »
Hi,


the Sikorsky S-56 was offered to the Navy in three options of versions,first one was
a helicopter,second was piston engined compound aircraft and third was turboprop
compound aircraft.

http://www.sikorskyarchives.com/pdf/News=Web%20Oct%20061.pdf
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Re: Sikorsky S-56 Original Drawings
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 04:52:53 am »
Maybe that's right my dear TsrJoe ?.

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Re: Sikorsky S-56 Original Drawings
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 01:41:14 am »
Norman Dodds, the MP asking the question doesn't seem to have had an aviation background. He does seem to have been a colourful character though.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Dodds

Perhaps he was lobbying? Westland had tried to secure a licence for the S-56 in 1954 but the Ministry of Supply did not support their proposal. It took another 4 years for them to get the licences for the main transmission elements and begin their own private venture. In hindsight, had the Westminster been started 3-4 years earlier would have had a greater chance of success? A what-if question but an interesting one.

 

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Re: Sikorsky S-56 Original Drawings
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 02:22:31 am »
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