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Title
Pinwheel 'copter test
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection;
Creator
Keeshen, Walt
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1957
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pictured is the X-RH-1, the rocket powered helicopter backpack dubbed the 'Pinwheel' by the Rotor-Craft Corp of Glendale, which is being demonstrated at Van Nuys Airport. This unique rocket-powered helicopter which straps on the back, enables the pilot to fly hummingbird style and might revolutionize battlefield warfare. It is so simple in design that the average GI can master it with only three hours of flight instruction. The test pilot pictured is possibly Richard Whitehead, 36, of North Hollywood. Photograph dated April 15, 1957. See image 00154260 for additional photo in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.
Identifier
00154259
Valley Times Collection;
HCNVT_d057_ f34_i25
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/127626
Subject
Rotor-Craft Corp. (Glendale, Calif.)
Van Nuys Airport
United States.--Marine Corps
United States.--Navy
Helicopter industry
Helicopter pilots--United States
Helicopters--Piloting
Helicopters
Men
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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