Above: Belonging to the Olympic Flight Museum in
Olympia, Washington, the H- 43 pictured is the sole
example that is flying in military paint anywhere in
Below: Spare rotor blades do not exist, so the craft is
seldom flown. The blades are made out of straight-grain Sitka spruce, which inspired Charles Kaman, the
designer, to branch out into guitar manufacturing. His
unique “Ovation” brand was scientifically designed
and well respected.