Naval aviation and armaments


USA - Naval aviation and armament

USA - Naval aviation

Bell HSL ASW helicopter




Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
HSL-1 ASW 10/1953 - 10/1956 51 9/1959 AQS-4 sonar, acoustic buoys




Rotor diameter, m

2 x

Length, m


Height, m


Rotating area, m2


Empty mass, kg


Full flying-off mass, kg

Engine 1 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Power, h. p. 2400
Maximal speed, km/h  
Cruise speed, km/h  
Flying range, km  
Vertical speed, m/s  
Maximal altitude, m  
Complement 2 - 3
Armament depth charges


Ivan Gogin, 2008