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Piasecki HRP-1 “Flying Banana” 1948

by Mike Maynard on February 9, 2015 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

A helicoper, such as this, has a peel…. OK, so much for whirly bird humor. Helicopter models are not as exciting to build as a fighter or bomber but they have a certain attraction especially colorful helos that are used […]


Piasecki’s “Flying Banana”

by Morne Meyer on September 11, 2014 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

The Piasecki H-21 Workhorse / Shawnee / Flying Banana was the US Army’s first principal helicopter in Vietnam. Deployed to Vietnam as early as December 1961, the US Army’s 8th. and 57th. Transportation Companies utilised the H-21 to haul ARVN […]