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Piasecki (Vertol) H-21 Shawnee

Vertol CH‑21B "Workhorse"

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Rotor diameter: 44 ft.

Fuselage length: 52 ft. 7 in.

Overall length: 86 ft. 4 in. (including rotor arcs)

Height: 15 ft. 4 in.

Weight: 10,223 lbs. loaded

Armament: None

Engine: Wright R‑1820 of 1,425 hp.

Crew: Two


Maximum speed: 132 mph.

Cruising speed: 90 mph.

Range: 400 miles

Service Ceiling: 19,200 ft.

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