Manufacturer: Boeing

Model: 401N

Name: Stratocopter

Type: Observation helicopter


Status: Experimental

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Navy

Designation: XHOB-1


Not a creation, this time, just a color profile version of the 1944 Boeing 401 helicopter project.I used an existing line art profile as a basis, which is presented below right.

By giving it the designation XHOB-1, I assumed it might have been evaluated by the U.S. Navy as a possible light observation candidate for the Navy and Marines (hence the suffix letter "N" added to the model 401 number).

And since Boeing seemed to have everything going "Strato..." at the time (Stratocruiser, Stratoliner, Stratofreighter, Stratojet...), I opted to simply call it the Stratocopter!

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