Gyrodyne DSN / QH-50 DASH

DSN-1 / QH-50A

Powered by a single 72 HP Porsche engine, the DNS-1 was the droned version of Gyrodynes optimized XRON-1 Rotorcycle which had a 20 rotor diameter. The Navy ordered nine DNS-1 airframes [DS-1000 to DS-1008] under Contract NOas 59-0219-c, BASIC. These airframes were used for technical evaluation and systems development to test the Landing Assist Device (LAD); an aid to landing helicopters on rolling pitching ship decks.

  List of Operators of DSN-1 / QH-50A

Years Model Org
1960/70 DSN / QH-50 DASH usa US Navy

  Global Distribution of DSN-1 / QH-50A


Construction Numbers

C/N Year History
DS-1000 1960 US 001000
DS-1001 w/o 1960 1960 US 001001
DS-1002 w/o 1960 1960 US 001002
DS-1003 w/o 1960 1960 US 001003
DS-1004 1960 US 001004
DS-1005 1960 US 001005
DS-1006 1960 US 001006
DS-1007 w/o 1961 1960 US 001007
DS-1008 1960 US 001008

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