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    FIRST PHOTO RELEASED 13 MARCH, OF LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA COMPANY'S NEW RIGID-TOTOR HELICOPTER IS FLIGHT.

    DESIGNATED XH-51A UNDER?

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    Background: FIRST PHOTO RELEASED 13 MARCH, OF LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA COMPANY'S NEW RIGID-TOTOR HELICOPTER IS FLIGHT.

    DESIGNATED XH-51A UNDER JOINT NAVY-ARMY CONTRACTED IT USES THE INHERENT STABILITY OF A RIGID ROTOR TO SIMPLIFY CONTROL.SPEED IS WELL IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILES AN HOUR.

    SAFETY, ECONOMY, AND EASY HANDLING ARE EMPHASIZED.THE LOCKHEED DESIGN IS STABLE AND CONTROLLABLE WITH OR WITHOUT POWER."HANDS OFF" FLYING IS POSSIBLE AT ALL SPEEDS, WITH NO AUTOPILOT OF ARTIFICIAL STABILIZER.RETRACTABLE LANDING SKIDS ELIMINATE DRAG, ARE FREE--FALLING, AND CAN OPERATE WITHOUT POWER.ANOTHER INNOVATION IS ALL-STAINLESS STEEL BLADES.

    UNIQUE PERFORMANCE OF RIGID-ROTOR HELICOPTER SUGGESTS APPLICATION TO MILITARY.

    LOCKHEED HAS BEEN FLIGHT TESTING RIGID-ROTOR CONCEPT SINCE 1959 AND HAS LOGGED HUNDREDS OF SUCCESSFUL FLIGHTS WITH ITS OWN DEVELOPMENTAL MODEL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGY3OJD3QVQCF5G4BAYX8S9R2
    Media URN:
    VLVADGY3OJD3QVQCF5G4BAYX8S9R2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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