Piasecki PA-97 Helistat

Black Marker… the Piasecki PA-97 Heavy Lift “Helistat”. A conceptual sketch for an integrated heavy lift aircraft platform, proposed for logging and the transport of cumbersome materials over difficult terrain. The demonstration airship consisted of four Sikorsky H-34 helicopters arranged symmetrically, at the four corners of a truss frame, under a large, balloon type, aerostat. Called the Piasecki PA-97 Helistat, one prototype was built and tested at Lakehurst, New Jersey in 1986.

Size of Painting: 24" x 24"