Boeing-Vertol YHC-1A

Derived from 107

  • Boeing-Vertol YHC-1A
  • Boeing-Vertol YHC-1A

Vertol Model 107/YHC-1A prototype cargo and troop transport for?US Army. The Army placed an intial order in December 1958 for ten YHC-1A cargo helicopters, however, only three were built, Vertol c/n 413-1, 413-2, & 413-3, serial numbers: 58-5514, 58-5515, & 58-5516 respectively. During late 1959, the Army cancelled the remaining seven unstarted airframes (58-5517/5523) and used the funds to order five of the larger Vertol Model 114 YHC-1B Chinook helicopters. The Army transferred 58-5514 to NASA in 1962, who reserialled it NASA533 in ~1964, assigned it to the Wallops Island Flight Center, wfu ~1975, fate unknown. The Army assigned 58-5515 to the US Army Aviation Test Activity (USAATA), Edwards AFB in 1960, and loaned it to NASA who assigned it to their Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, CA ~1962. It served as a tow aircraft for the unpowered PARASEV airfoil. It was returned to Vertol ~1964 and bailed to M.I.T. for R&D purposes. It is unclear whether it retained it US Army serial or wore the civil registration, N55927. Vertol delivered 58-5516 to the Army sometime in 1960. It was not modified into the first BV-107/II-1 prototype, N6671D, as some have assumed. Its history is unknown. It was registered N5588K at some point. Along with its sister, 58-5515, it was sold to McAllister Engineering Enterprises, Kent, WA, who hoped to modify them for logging. They were both stored in a hangar at SEA-TAC airport, circa 1984. Current status unknown. It is rumored (unconfirmed) that Columbia Helicopters has purchased both airframes.


Engine: 2 x GE T58-1 1050 shp
Capacity: 3
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Derivatives & Versions

CH-46C 1962 Redesignation of three YHC-1A prototypes in Oct 1962 to YHC-46C, then later CH-46C. The Army transferred 58-5514 to NASA in 1962, who reserialled ...

List of Operators of Boeing-Vertol YHC-1A

From Organisation with model YHC-1A
usa US Army Aviation
    3 1959/62
usa NASA
    2 1962/75
usa NASA
    CH-46C 2 1962/75
usa Mc Allister Engineering Enterprises
    CH-46C 2 1989/   
Construction Numbers on database of YHC-1A or its versions


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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
413-1 1959 US 58-5514 : Vertol YHC-1A, c/n 413-1, ff: 27Aug59; del USArmy as YH+
US NASA-533 : CH-46C xfer NASA as NASA533 ~1962; redesig YCH-46C ~1962; asgd+
413-2 1959 US 58-5515 : CH-46C Vertol YHC-1A, c/n 413-2, ff: 1959; del USArmy as YHC-1+
US 58-5515 : used by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center as Parasev t+
US N55927 : Rtnd to Boeing-Vertol, unk; lsd M.I.T. for R&D, reg N55+
US N55927 : wfu & sold to Mc Allister Engineering Enterprises, Kent+
413-3 1960 US 58-5516 : CH-46C Vertol YHC-1A, c/n 413-3; ff: 1960; del to USArmy as YH+
US N5588K : wfu & sold to Mc Allister Engineering Enterprises, Kent+
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