After the first lying banana, Piasecki immediately set to work on a specification, issued by the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics in 1945, for a shipboard helicopter to be used on aircraft carriers and larger vessels for SAR, liaison, replenishment and plane guard duties. The result was the PV-14 (designated XHJP-1 by the US Navy). Though only two prototypes were built, it spawned the PV-18 / HUP / H-25 series of heicopters.
Derivatives & Versions
List of Operators of Piasecki PV-14 / XHJP-1
|From||Organisation with model PV-14 / XHJP-1|
|Construction Numbers on database of PV-14 / XHJP-1 or its versions|
|1||1947|| 37976 : Piasecki PV-14 cn1, ff:?; del US Navy as XHJP-1, 37976,+ |
|2||1947|| 37977 : Piasecki PV-14 cn2, ff:?; del US Navy as XHJP-1, 37977,+ |