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.
Thanks for creating this topic!
Here are more pictures of the Platt-LePage PL-3, or U.S. Army Air Corps XR-1.
More pictures of the Platt-LePage PL-5, or U.S. Army Air Force XR-1A.
The Platt-LePage PL-16 project:
There are videos here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_48f8Gg5kJ8&feature=relmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_7y24ZQBOc&feature=relmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEKIKI6-7NM
More video here: http://www.criticalpast.com/stock-footage-video/XR-1XR-1A Footage at Wright Field:http://www.britishpathe.com/video/helicopter-two-rotors-on-wings
Thanks for the links! This is really great footage!
Dr. W. Laurence LePage in the XR-1, April 1944.
Great! Thanks for the picture!
An interesting concept found by Hesham, possibly illustrating the PL-16:
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)
Is there a chance someone can repost higher res versions of these pics now that we can host them?