The Flettner 185.

by Daniel Russ on November 9, 2012

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The Flettner 185 was an experimental vertical take off and landing aircraft that could launch like a helicopter and fly like a gyroplane. It was designed and the prototype was built by Antone Flettner. The counterotating rotors elimnted the need for a counterbalancing tail rotor. All is had underneath was a nose wheel, a tail skid and two small outboard wheels. It flew in 1936 in Germany.

 

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Flettner 185 Flettner 185

 

Source: vehibase, wikipedia

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