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#AA-4071   1/144 scale  Piasecki YH-16 Transporter  World largest helicopter in 1950s


Model Kit Contents (click the image for larger photo)

Model Features


89 resin parts


Clear resin canopies, decal


Rotor dia. 173 mm


Length 165 mm


Unit price: US$78

Shipping charge: US$12

Each model kit contents 1 sheet of decal. Extra  decals can also be ordered.

Extra decal



Aircraft History and Specification

In 1946, the US Army Air Corp issued an requirement for a wide-ranging helicopter capable of rescuing downed strategic bomber crews. The aircraft also had military application as a large troop and cargo transport. Piasecki submitted the Model PV-15, and was awarded a contract for the development of two prototypes, designated YH-16 Transporter. The first prototype was powered by two Pratt & Whitney piston engines and made its first flight in 1953. During construction the second prototype was modified to Model PV-45 standard through the replacement of its piston engines with two Allison turboshafts. The change in power-plants prompted a redesignation to XH-27, though this was changed to YH-16A prior to the aircraft's first flight in 1955. Both transporter variants were at times fitted with varying types of experimental horizontal tail surfaces, but none of these designs were adopted for permanent use. The YH-16A became the worlds first twin turbine helicopter and established an unofficial speed record of 166 mph. In 1956, the crash of the second prototype led to the cancellation of the YH-16 program.



Rotor dia.:







Rescue / Transport helicopter

To response USAF requirement for a long range rescue helicopter to pick up bomber crews




2x Pratt & Whitney R 2180-11 radial engine

166 mph


40 troops / 14,000 lb.


Model References

The Piasecki YH-16A Transporter package contents secret kits of three 1/144 U.S. helicopter / VTOL aircrafts as bonus:

The Piasecki YH-16A Transporter is suitable to group with the following collection series.

U.S. helicopter 1946 ~ present

Firestone XH-9 (XR-9)

Kellett XH-10 (XR-10)

Rotorcraft XH-11 (XR-11) Dragonfly

Bell YH-12

Bell H-13 Sioux

Bell XH-15

Piaseki YH-16 Transporter

Hughes XH-17 Flying Crane

Sikorsky YH-18

Sikorsky H-19A Chickasaw

McDonnell XH-20 Little Henry

Piasecki H-21 Work Horse

Kaman OH-22 (K-225)

Hiller OH-23 Raven

Seibel YH-24 Skyhawk

Piasecki H-25 Army Mule

American XH-26 Jet Jeep

Piasecki XH-27 (YH-16A)

Hughes XH-28

McDonnell XH-29 (XH-20A)

McCulloch YH-30

Doman YH-31

Hiller YH-32 Hornet

Bell XH-33 (XV-3) Convertiplane

Sikorsky CH-34A Choctaw

McDonnell XH-35 (XV-1) Convertiplane

Sikorsky XH-36 (XV-2)

Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave

U.S.A.F./Sikorsky H-38 Short Tail

Sikorsky YH-39

Bell YH-40 (UH-1) Iroquois

Cessna YH-41 Seneca

Hughes XH-42 (TH-55A) Osage

Kaman HH-43A Huskie

U.S.A.F. H-44 Big Tom project

U.S.A.F. XH-45 Step Child project

Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

H-48 (Missile site)

Boeing-Vertol CH-49 (CH-46B) Sea Knight

Gyrodyne QH-50

Lockheed XH-51A Compound

Sikorsky HH-52 Sea Guard

Sikorsky CH-53C Jolly Green Giant

Sikorsky CH-54 Skycrane

Hughes TH-55 Osage

Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne

Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger

Bell OH-58 Kiowa

Sikorsky XH-59A

Sikorsky H-60 Night Hawk

Boeing-Vertol YUH-61

Boeing-Vertol XCH-62 HLH

Bell YAH-63

McDonnell Douglas AH-64 Apache

Aerospatiale HH-65A Dolphin

Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

Bell TH-67 Creek

Agusta MH-68A Stingray

McDonnell-Douglas MH-90 Enforcer

U.S. experimental aircrafts