XHCH
Role Aerial crane helicopter
National origin United States
Manufacturer McDonnell Aircraft
Status Cancelled; mockup phase only
Primary user United States Navy

The McDonnell XHCH (Model 86) was a 1950s aerial crane helicopter proposal for the United States Navy by the McDonnell Corporation.

Development

The XHCH was developed in the early 1950s to meet a US Navy requirement for a helicopter capable of carrying supplies and ammunition between ships and carrying heavy loads for short distances from ship-to-shore or from marshalling areas ashore to front-line units. Three prototypes (BuNos 138654/138656) were ordered, and a full-size mockup was inspected in May 1953. However, budget cuts forced the Navy to cancel the XHCH-1 project on January 18, 1959, without a prototype being built.[1]

Specifications (XHCH estimated)

3-view line drawing of the McDonnell XHCH-1
3-view line drawing of the McDonnell XHCH-1

Data from McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920. Volume II[1]

General characteristics

Performance

References

  1. ^ a b Francillon, Rene. McDonnell Douglas aircraft since 1920. Volume II (2nd ed.). Putnam Aeronautical. ISBN 978-0-85177-828-0.