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Higgins Industries Helicopter Projects

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Re: Higgins Industries helicopter project

From the looks of it, I would say it was primarily intended for shore to ship casualty evacuation. Probably designed with invasion beachheads in mind, in particular.
 

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Excellent my dear Jemiba.
 

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Thanks for adding that link, Jens. *feels appreciated* ;D
 

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Platt-LePage Aircraft said:
I have '45-'46 unbuilt stick and tissue kit of the EB-1 in my collection.
Was there any box art by chance? Could you show a picture for us? Thanks!
 

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I have this naval helicopter proposal as a 1943 design. Perhaps I'm wrong, but do we have a specific date for it? The markings definitely point to a wartime design, not a "postwar" one...
 

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You're absolutely right, I think. All information we have point to pre-1945. Higgins was principally known
for building boats (especially PT-Boats) and made just in short trip into the helicopter business, leading
to the one-off EB-1 from 1943. So we can be quite certain, I think, that this one was from the same
time.
 

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Re: Higgins Industries helicopter project

Of course Skyblazer is right,


but as I know this company started at 1942 and ended its activities (for helicopters) in 1946.
 
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Eh? Higgins Industries was originally incorporated September 26, 1930.

http://library.uno.edu/specialcollections/inventories/065.htm
 

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Jon, I think Hesham was referring to the 1942 formation of the Higgins Aircraft division.

But the Helicopter Division was separate from the Higgins Aircraft division. When was it formed? Enea Bossi patented designs similar to the EB-1 in 1942 ... but that is no guarantee that the Higgins Helicopter Division was formed in that year. [Helicopter Division formed 1943 -- Pushing the Envelope: The American Aircraft Industry, Donald M. Pattillo, University of Michegan Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000, 'The Industry in Wartime', pg.143]

An example patent is Enea Bossi's 1943 rotating lift surfaces using what looks like his EB-1 design as the basis. "Aircraft with a rotary blade system"
US 2381968 A -- http://www.google.com/patents/US2381968
 

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That's what I meant my dear Apophenia,


and I took this info from Aerofiles site; http://www.aerofiles.com/_h.html


For my dear Jon,I think the helicopter division was formed in 1942 and terminated in 1946.
 

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hesham said:
... I think the helicopter division was formed in 1942 and terminated in 1946.
Higgins' Helicopter Division formed in 1943 (see above).
 

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OK my dear Apophenia.
 

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Aerofiles has MANY mistakes and approximations, especially date-wise.
 

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Hi,

here is an unknown Higgins helicopter Project ?.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19431213/5/2
 

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Hi,

Higgins had anther Project for twin-engined four-seat light transport helicopter,during
this period,but no more details are known.
 

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Hi,

also in The Spangenberg report,there was unknown helicopter design Project,called H-3,intended
for rescue and utility duties,does anyone hear about it ?.
 

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hesham said:
also in The Spangenberg report,there was unknown helicopter design Project,called H-3,intended for rescue and utility duties,does anyone hear about it ?.
"Ambitious plans for a series of two- to fourteen-seat helicopters from $1,500 were ended by the post-war slump."
The H-3 could be any of these helicopter projects, perhaps a three-seater.

By the way, the "Spangenberg" is not a report, it is an index, a list of documents contained in an archive.
 

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Thanks,and that means the answer in reply # 16 ?.
 

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hesham said:
Higgins had anther Project for twin-engined four-seat light transport helicopter,during
this period,but no more details are known.
From JAWA 1947,

maybe this helicopter was called H-2,need confirm.
 

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Re: Higgins Industries helicopter project

Years ago on eBay, a set of blueline drawings of that design sold.


I have '45-'46 unbuilt stick and tissue kit of the EB-1 in my collection.

Please my dear,can you send those Projects ?.
 
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