WW2 Helicopters

Discussion in 'Aviation' started by Seawitch, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Seawitch

    Seawitch Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2006
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Artist, others
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:
    Hi all
    I thought it was time to stop lurking and start posting again, I was interested in the RAF's gyroplanes, they were very secret radar support aircraft, but my scouting about led to other things including this youtube on German ww2 Helicopters, I just didn't know this was going on!

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SrUyNG4fYA has the topic been discussed at length here?
    I've never heard of them in action anywhere.
     
  2. flojo

    flojo New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    My grandfather once told me that helicopters were tested in the Dachstein region were he was stationed in a training facility for mountain troops
     
  3. AVRoe

    AVRoe Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Painter
    Location:
    Herrsching,near München
    The Fl-282B had a maximum speed of 93 mph at sea level. The Fl-282B was used for such military tasks as directing artillery fire and guiding tanks over rough terrain. Beginning in 1944, the army began to implement a program to provide a helicopter to each independent artillery brigade. However, as the Allies advanced into Normandy in 1944, the Fl 282s were destroyed to prevent capture, but three were taken home as war booty by Russia and the United States.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Seawitch

    Seawitch Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2006
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Artist, others
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:
    I don't envy the pilot, jeepers, it must be like flying on a carpet perched out like that!
    My Dad, an ex Tankie, went up in a Skeeter (remember those tiny things?) and had to ask to be put down agin.
    I rather liked the Wessex myself, no other helicopter ever managed to look quite so good, it's the only type I've been in too.
     
  5. AVRoe

    AVRoe Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Painter
    Location:
    Herrsching,near München
    Worked on the wessex for three years in the RAF. One of BEST.
     
  6. Bigxiko

    Bigxiko Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Vila Real
    Great post!!!
    That movie was awesome, i had the ideia that there were helicopters in tthe wwii, but i had never seen pictures of it.
    Nice!!
     
  7. kool kitty89

    kool kitty89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3,069
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
  8. Haztoys

    Haztoys Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Prescott Arizona USA
    Great find ...I knew that the German played with the choppers ...But this shows alot more then I was thinking they did ...I wish the video had someone telling some info ...The chopper thats flying in doors is Hanna Reitsch..She even did testing flying the V-1 rockets..:shock: ..They both must of been a ride ...She had real nerve
     
  9. Micdrow

    Micdrow “Archive”
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,716
    Likes Received:
    424
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Manufacture Tech
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    The germans built a few different verisons of the helicopter. Here is the Focke Achgelis Fa 223. Picture from the book German helicopters 1928- 1945 by Heinz J Nowarra. Printed by schiffer books
     

    Attached Files:

Loading...

Share This Page