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Loewy-Sikorsky helicopter for Greyhound Bus Lines !
« on: January 04, 2008, 04:10:17 am »
Hi,

in 1943 the Sikorsky designed a new 14-passenger helicopter,I can't
recognize it.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1943/1943%20-%202926.html?search=landgraf%20aircraft

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Re: Sikorsky unknown helicopter
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2008, 12:35:56 pm »
This design has some similarities to the S-51 (see the landing gear). That should indicate an 'S number' after or around S-51. I have no unknowns in my S listing after S-51 that would fit the bill. But, I have no details for the S-50 so may be (but a very very strong 'may be') we are looking at S-50.
On the other hand, my more realistic guess is that this is a design that never got to the drawing board and was, instead, restricted to an idea.

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Loewy-Sikorsky helicopter for Greyhound Bus Lines !
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 11:52:28 am »
Amazing as it seems, this 14-passenger project found in the June 1944 edition of Popular Science not only used famed designer Raymond Loewy for its design, it was also found of interest by Greyhound Bus Lines, who are said to have "applied for permission to operate such craft on 49,130 miles of routes"!

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Re: Loewy-Sikorsky helicopter for Greyhound Bus Lines !
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 06:19:36 am »
Oops. Guess there is a merging of topics on the way...

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Re: Loewy-Sikorsky helicopter for Greyhound Bus Lines !
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Re: Loewy-Sikorsky helicopter for Greyhound Bus Lines !
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 01:28:20 am »
Great find!!

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Re: Loewy-Sikorsky helicopter for Greyhound Bus Lines !
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 08:38:46 pm »
Better quality from a press copy. The reverse side reads:
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Greyhound "Air Bus",
Greyhound has made an application to the Civil Aeronautics Board for operation of helicopter service to supplement its nationwide bus system.

Oct. 4 1945

eBay auction ID: 292297252181

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Re: Loewy-Sikorsky helicopter for Greyhound Bus Lines !
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 04:34:06 am »
Wow,nice find Winston.

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Re: Loewy-Sikorsky helicopter for Greyhound Bus Lines !
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2019, 07:09:24 am »
From Ailes 12/1944.