Air International 1984-06
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??? - Fa 223 ... Henrich Focke's Singular Kite (2)
Несущие винты Fa 223 были широко разнесены, на фотографии хорошо видны балки, на которых они установлены.
The Fa 223E V14 which was flown across the English Channel on 25 July 1945 for evaluation at the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment at Beaulieu. Regrettably, on 3 October, during its third test flight in the UK, it was written off after suffering an auxiliary drive failure.
Fa 223E Werk-Nr 00051 seen after application of USAAF insignia at Ainring. The ultimate fate of this example of the Drache helicopter is unknown, but it does not appear to have been taken to the USA as was intended.
The first Avia-assembled Fa 223E, VR-3.1, seen at the Lethany Aeronautical Research Institute with an external fuel tank beneath the fuselage
Построенный в Чехословакии вертолет VR 3.2. Лето 1948 г.
The first Avia-assembled Fa 223E, VR-3.1, during a demonstration at the Dimitrov Factory at Lethany for members of a Bulgarian governmental delegation.
The SE 3000 No 01, later registered F-WFDR, seen during initial tethered hovering trials at Villacoublay. This helicopter effected its first untethered hover on 23 October 1948 with Henri Stakenburg at the controls.
The SE 3000 No 01 photographed at Villacoublay during the initial test phase, being seen right during tethered testing.
The SE 3000 No 01 photographed at Villacoublay during the initial test phase, being seen during one of the first untethered hovering flights