Hiller Model 1031 (ONR) Flying platform 1955
Model 1033 (XROE.1) 1957
Model 1035 Convertiplan P
Model 1045 Convertiplan P
Model 1048 Convertiplan P
Model 1056 Convertiplan P
Model 1057 Convertiplan P
Model 1058 Convertiplan P
Model 1098---STORC, a tip turbojet helicopter the rotor of which would be inverted and locked in position, transforming the aircraft - on the ground - into an airplane. Ferrying itself at high speed overseas to its operational theater, STORC would be free of ships and transport planes, and complexity of re-assembly.
XH-44HILLER-COPTER (NOT a military designation!) X-2-235HILLER-COPTER NC-5 / UH-5B (J-5) ROTOR-MATIC J-10 world's first helicopter with a NOTAR system UH-4COMMUTER 360X"YELLOW PEARL" prototype of the 360 / UH-12 line 360 civilian demonstrator that started the UH-12 series UH-12 civilian helicopter and YH-23 RAVEN for USAF UH-12A civilian helicopter / Army (O)H-23A RAVEN / Navy HTE-1 UH-12B civilian helicopter / Army (O)H-23B RAVEN / Navy HTE-2 / Royal Navy HT.Mk.1 UH-12C civilian helicopter / Army (O)H-23C RAVEN UH-12D civilian helicopter / Army (O/U)H-23D RAVEN UH-12D-1 civilian helicopter UH-12E civilian helicopter / Army H-23E RAVEN / Army OH-23G RAVEN / Canada CH-112 NOMAD / Royal Navy HT.Mk.2 RAVEN UH-12EL UH-12ET UH-12E-3 UH-12E-3T UH-12E-4 civilian helicopter / Army (O)H-23F RAVEN (also known as Model E-4 STATION WAGON) UH-12E-4 UH-12E-4T UH-12E-5 UH-12E-5T UH-12J-3 UH-12L UH-12L-4 (also known as Model L-4) UH-12SL UH-12SL-4 (also known as Model SL-4) VJ100 passenger rocket project; test models only HH-120HORNET, prototype of the HJ-1 series HJ-1HORNET, small helicopter with rotor-tip jets (also found as J-1) HJ-1 Navy XHOE-1 / Army YH-32 HORNET HJ-1 Army YH-32A ULV HORNET "Sally Rand" (to TH-32A) LZ-5-2 Development of Doman LZ-5 (acquired by Hiller) 8RJ2B Hiller-designed ramjet, the first US-designed jet engine of any kind to be approved for production by the CAA 697 X-16 competition proposal 720 combination of two Model 360 helicopters
1005 crane helicopter project (AERIAL CARRYALL?) 1031(-A)AIRBORNE PERSONAL PLATFORM designed upon Charles Zimmerman concepts (ONR evaluation) 1031-A-1FLYING PLATFORM, procured by Army as VZ-1E PAWNEE 1033XROE-1 ROTORCYCLE for Navy; cancelled development was YROE-1 1035 first tilt-wing project under an Army contract; design began in 1953 1045 small tilt-wing transport project, proposed to Army for 1954 utility helicopter (lost to "Huey") 1048A first government-funded tilt-wing study contract, encouraged by ONR 1056 tiltrotor design in a comparative study for the Navy's BuAer 1057 tilt-wing design in a comparative study for the Navy's BuAer (the tilt-wing won) 1058 tilt-duct design in a comparative study for the Navy's BuAer 1059 deflected slipstream STOL aircraft project 1067 transport/rescue project based on X-18 design 1084 multipurpose/transport project based on X-18 design 1085X-18 PROPELLOPLANE (1958) 1091*CAMEL (Collapsible Airborne Military Equipment Lifter) 1094DOCAMEL, a variant of Model 1091, no details 1098STORC (Self-ferrying Trans-Ocean Rotary-wing Crane) tip turbojet helicopter 1099*TEN 99 Assault Support Helicopter proposal to USN; first PT6-powered helicopter (1961) 1100* Army HO-5/OH-5A helicopter (1963) / OH-5B variant proposal FH-1100* commercial variant of OH-5 known by Fairchild-Hiller RH-1100 BPEGASUS (Rogerson-Hiller) RH-1100 MHORNET (Rogerson-Hiller) RH-1100 S unbuilt seven-seat variant (Rogerson-Hiller) FH-1108* Hiller-Continental FLYING CRANE, tip turbojet-powered very heavy-lift helicopter entry in Army program; won but was canceled soon after
FH-111?*PC-6 PORTER (FAIRCHILD-PILATUS) 1117 rotorcraft, no details
VHR-447XC-142A VTOL transport (Vought-Hiller-Ryan) (=Vought V-464)
NOTE: a page of this forum shows a flying crane model "to perform midair recovery of the first stage of the Saturn 5" which is given erroneously as the Model 1045.
*asterisk indicates projects identified as Fairchild-Hiller
I think that report spoke about many little known aircraft and projects,
they mentioned the Hiller Model-1117,so I suggest only it was Fairchild-
Pilatus PC-6,and I am not sure.
Ok, then I already had that source and didn't know what to make of it. Perhaps allocating this to the Pilatus Porter is jumping to conclusions a bit too fast... I'll continue to investigate the matter, anyway. I'll also update the Hiller list a second time soon, there's a lot more to that name than the UH-12 series!
All the following undesignated projects are shown in picture form as attachments:
- FLYING CRANE Hiller/NASA helicopter to perform midair recovery of the first stage of the Saturn 5
- four-duct flying platform with bubble canopy at front (seems like an armed version)
- twin-duct flying gun platform
- tandem tilt-wing project
- twin-duct military transport aircraft with conventional tail
- twin-engine retractoplane type with additional folding-rotor retracting into wing surface
- three-duct flying-crane with pilot positioned on top
- four-duct flying-crane with bubble-type canopy at front
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Hiller flying platform (Life's special 'Air Age' issue).jpg
Not a single forum member to identify the above designs more accurately? Ah well...
An addition to the list: Model 1051 is given as the X-18 PROPELLOPLANE, although this already appears as Model 1085. The difference between the two is unknown to me, though I can speculate the former may be the paper project while the latter was the finished product.
Concerning Model 1117, it is mentioned as a "rotorcraft", so it's definitely NOT the PC-6 Porter.
From the Bernard Lindenbaum Vertical Flight Research Collection:
1031-B............variant of PAWNEE flying platform, no details [possibly the later deep-duct version] (1957) 1051...............initial designation of X-18 [System 451L]; became Model 1085 after modifications [System 607A] 1069...............rotor-prop convertiplane project 1082...............Multi-Purpose Turbine Powered Helicopter proposal (1958) 1099A.............TEN99A Missile Site Support Helicopter proposal to USAF (1962) 1117...............Light Armed Reconnaissance V/STOL Aircraft (1964)