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Sikorsky S-60 Flying Crane PlaneTag - Tail #N807

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In 1958, Sikorsky Aircraft began designing a twin-engined, heavy-lift helicopter as a proof of concept for military and civilian uses. Although the prototype crashed in 1961, the S-60 led to the development of the successful S-64 Skycrane. Introducing Sikorsky S-60 Flying Crane PlaneTags, brought to you by MotoArt and the Connecticut Air and Space Center.

As far back as 1955, Igor Sikorsky spoke of his vision for a crane helicopter which would carry its cargo externally, attached to a simple fuselage which would also carry the mechanical systems and cockpit suspended below it. Advantages of the design were unobstructed visibility for the pilot, the ability to pick up payloads of all sizes and configurations while parked or hovering, and lower production and operational costs. The design would include dynamic components of the S-56/CH-37. N807, the sole S-60 prototype, took flight for the first time on March 25, 1959. It was used to demonstrate its ability in carrying, towing and hoisting various types of cargo, and mine sweeping.

Although effective, the S-60 was underpowered and eventually succeeded by an enlarged version with more powerful engines and a six blade rotor, the S-64. The S-60, instead, was to be delivered to NASA with an adjustment of the control sensitivity that would allow it to perform precision low speed maneuvers. Before it was delivered, during a check-out flight on April 3, 1961, it became unmanageable and crashed on the Sikorsky field. N807 was damaged beyond repair and remained stored outdoors for almost 50 years. Connecticut Air and Space Center obtained the airframe in 2010. In 2023, CASC provided the original skin from N807’s restoration to create S-60 PlaneTags.

  • 1961 Sikorsky S-60 Flying Crane was made from the skin of tail number N807
  • Limited edition tag with only 3250 copies made
  • Each tag is individually numbered
  • Includes an attractive and strong metal loop to keep it attached
  • Back side provides space to write your name, address, and phone number
  • Can be used as a luggage tag, key ring or decorative accessory

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

SAFETY NOTICE: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains original chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

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Sikorsky S-60 Flying Crane PlaneTag - Tail #N807

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Sikorsky S-60 Flying Crane PlaneTag - Tail #N807 Overview:

In 1958, Sikorsky Aircraft began designing a twin-engined, heavy-lift helicopter as a proof of concept for military and civilian uses. Although the prototype crashed in 1961, the S-60 led to the development of the successful S-64 Skycrane. Introducing Sikorsky S-60 Flying Crane PlaneTags, brought to you by MotoArt and the Connecticut Air and Space Center.

As far back as 1955, Igor Sikorsky spoke of his vision for a crane helicopter which would carry its cargo externally, attached to a simple fuselage which would also carry the mechanical systems and cockpit suspended below it. Advantages of the design were unobstructed visibility for the pilot, the ability to pick up payloads of all sizes and configurations while parked or hovering, and lower production and operational costs. The design would include dynamic components of the S-56/CH-37. N807, the sole S-60 prototype, took flight for the first time on March 25, 1959. It was used to demonstrate its ability in carrying, towing and hoisting various types of cargo, and mine sweeping.

Although effective, the S-60 was underpowered and eventually succeeded by an enlarged version with more powerful engines and a six blade rotor, the S-64. The S-60, instead, was to be delivered to NASA with an adjustment of the control sensitivity that would allow it to perform precision low speed maneuvers. Before it was delivered, during a check-out flight on April 3, 1961, it became unmanageable and crashed on the Sikorsky field. N807 was damaged beyond repair and remained stored outdoors for almost 50 years. Connecticut Air and Space Center obtained the airframe in 2010. In 2023, CASC provided the original skin from N807’s restoration to create S-60 PlaneTags.

  • 1961 Sikorsky S-60 Flying Crane was made from the skin of tail number N807
  • Limited edition tag with only 3250 copies made
  • Each tag is individually numbered
  • Includes an attractive and strong metal loop to keep it attached
  • Back side provides space to write your name, address, and phone number
  • Can be used as a luggage tag, key ring or decorative accessory

PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.

SAFETY NOTICE: Not recommended for children under 8 years of age. This product contains original chemical-based paint which may cause respiratory irritation if ingested or inhaled in large quantities. Keep out of mouth.

 

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