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Platt-LePage Aircraft, overlooked by historians, and still dogged by some misconceptions about their helicopters.

The XR-1 late in it's career, you won't this image everywhere.

 

XR-1A, with Col. H. Frank Gregory shaking hands with Dr. W. Laurence LePage at Wright Field.



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Thanks for creating this topic!

Here are more pictures of the Platt-LePage PL-3, or U.S. Army Air Corps XR-1.



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More pictures of the Platt-LePage PL-5, or U.S. Army Air Force XR-1A.



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The Platt-LePage PL-16 project:



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There are videos here:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_48f8Gg5kJ8&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_7y24ZQBOc&feature=relmfu



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEKIKI6-7NM



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More video here:

http://www.criticalpast.com/stock-footage-video/XR-1

XR-1A Footage at Wright Field:

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/helicopter-two-rotors-on-wings



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Thanks for the links! This is really great footage!



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Dr. W. Laurence LePage in the XR-1, April 1944.

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Great! Thanks for the picture!



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An interesting concept found by Hesham, possibly illustrating the PL-16:



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The image is of a concept drawing of the PL-13 Helicopter, also used as a schematic for one of Haviland Platt's patents for a twin engine rotor drive system.

It was mainly used for publicity as a possible "this is coming postwar concept",  and wasn't a serious design. 

The Air Corps prohibited Platt-LePage to issue any photos of their XR-1/XR-1A helicopters for publicity use, until the summer of '44 when the XR-1A was delivered to Wright Field. (Which is why there were so few photos published during WWII)



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Is there a chance someone can repost higher res versions of these pics now that we can host them?



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