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First
Flight
Model Military Number Name
1960    QH-50 Dash
Originally formed as PC Helicopter Corp. in 1946, the Gyrodyne Company of America (GCA) was best known for its co-axial helicopters.  The company's XRON-1 Rotorcycle was evaluated by the Marines which led to the mass-produced QH-50 pilotless anti-submarine helicopter.

The cancellation of the QH-50 program in 1970 changed Gyrodyne from a manufacturer to a support organization for existing QH-50s used at NAS China Lake and White Sands Missile Range.

Gyrodyne closed its doors in 2004.  The last QH-50 flight was made in 2006.

 

 

 

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