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The Raven was Hiller Helicopters first production aircraft and first flew in 1948. The design was very successful with both two- and three-seat models that were sold to both civil and military markets.
The HTE-2 was the Navy version of the Hiller commercial model 360. The Navy HTE-2 was equiped with a 200 HP engine and had a climb rate of 745 feet per minute.
The U.S. Navy acquired the Raven and designated it the HTE-1. The Navy flew the HTE from 1948 until 1962. Later versions were the HTE-2 which were NAS Grosse Ile.
NAS Grosse Ile received the first HTE-2s in 1952.
|Gross Weight||2,500 lb|
|No. of Engines||1|
|Power plant||Franklin 6V4-200-C33|
|Max. Speed||84 Mph|
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