Loening XHL-1

The Loening XHL-1 was an air ambulance based on the OL-8 observation amphibian. This was a two-seat amphibian, with a single central float directly under the fuselage, and powered by a Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial engine.

The XHL-1 was based on the OL-8, but with a modified fuselage. The crew was reduced to just the pilot and it could carry six patients in a cockpit in the main fuselage.

The XHL-1 was one of only two aircraft to receive the Navy's Ambulance code, the other being the Piper HE-1, a version of the Piper J-5C that could carry a single stretcher.

Engine: Pratt & Whitney Wasp radial engine
Crew: 1 plus six passengers

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (10 December 2012), Loening XHL-1 , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_loening_XHL-1.html

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