This Day in Aviation History
February 21st, 1962
First flight of the Piasecki 16H Pathfinder.

The Piasecki 16H was a series of compound helicopters produced in the 1960s. The first version of the Pathfinder, the -1 version, first flew in 1962. The similar but larger Pathfinder II, the 16H-1A, was completed in 1965….

Wikipedia, Piasecki 16H Pathfinder:

YouTube, Piasecki Aircraft 16H Pathfinder:

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