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A Bristol Belvedere twin rotor helicopter of No 66 Squadron RAF at Kuching, British Borneo during operations in Indonesia.

A Bristol Belvedere twin rotor helicopter of No 66 Squadron RAF at Kuching, British Borneo during operations in Indonesia.

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Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache. A single 750 kilowatt (1,000 horsepower) Bramo 323 radial engine powered two three-bladed 11,9m rotors mounted on twin booms on either side of the 12,2m long cylindrical fuselage.

Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache. A single 750 kilowatt (1,000 horsepower) Bramo 323 radial engine powered two three-bladed 11,9m rotors mounted on twin booms on either side of the 12,2m long cylindrical fuselage.

The earliest military helicopters were built by Germany and mainly saw service in the Mediterranean, but a few were also used in the Aegean and Baltic theatres. Both the Flettner 282 and the Focke Achgelis 223 (shown here) were never built in large numbers as a result of the production facilities being destroyed by Allied bombers.

The earliest military helicopters were built by Germany and mainly saw service in the Mediterranean, but a few were also used in the Aegean and Baltic theatres. Both the Flettner 282 and the Focke Achgelis 223 (shown here) were never built in large numbers as a result of the production facilities being destroyed by Allied bombers.

German Helicopter Development 1932-1945 – Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache and Fa 330 Bachstelze at War

German Helicopter Development 1932-1945 – Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache and Fa 330 Bachstelze at War

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