McCulloch HUM-1

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
McCulloch
Markings
Naval Air Technical Center, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland, 1953
Designation
HUM-1
Registration
N4072K
Serial Number
133817

McCulloch HUM-1

The HUM-1 is a small two passenger utility helicopter originally designed by the Helicopter Engineering Research Corporation in 1948. The design was taken up by the McCulloch Motors Corporation and offered to the U.S. Army as the XH-30 and to the Navy as the HUM-1. Three were built for the Army and two for the Navy in 1953. Neither service was able to find a use for the tiny helicopters and they were returned to McCulloch. A civil version, the MC-4, was likewise unable to generate any sales and McCulloch lost interest in the project and turned it back over to the original designer D. K. Jovanovich.

Specifications
Wingspan 23 ft
Length 32 ft 5 in
Height 9 ft 3 in
Weight 2,300 lbs
Max. Speed 105 mph
Service Ceiling 8,000 ft
Range 200 miles
Engines 1 Franklin 6A4-200-C6 200 hp
Crew 2