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Air & Space 18A
Air & Space 18A
Registration: G-BVWL / SE-HIE
Country of origin: USA
Built: Muncia, Indiana 1966
Manufacturer: Air & Space
Constructor's Number: 23224
Engine: One 180hp Lycoming 0-360-A1D engine
Type: 2 seat gyroplane
Note: Initially marketed as the 'Flymobil' around 68 were built. This one was one of last completed, and was delivered to a Swedish buyer before being sold in Scotland
Barnett J4B
Barnett J4B
Registration: G-BWCW
Country of origin: USA
Built: Kit-built Chandlers Ford, UK, 1995
Manufacturer: Barnet
Constructor's Number: G/14-1256
Engine: One 100hp Continental 0.200 engine
Type: Single seat kit-built gyroplane
Note: Assembled from a kit using original Barnett Rotorcraft plans. It was found after 10 years abandoned in long grass at a farm airstrip before restoration by the Helicopter Museum
Bell 47H
Bell 47H
Registration: G-AZYB / LN-OQG/SE-HBE / OO-SHW
Country of origin: USA
Built: Fort Worth, Texas 1956
Manufacturer: Bell
Constructor's Number: 1538
Engine: One 200hp Franklin 6V4-200-C32 engine.
Type: Deluxe version of the three seat light weight Bell 47
Note: One of only 33 built. This example painted in a bright colour scheme, and with a badge designed by the Belgian artist Herge, creator of 'TinTin', was used to support the Belgian Antarctic Surveys of 1957-1961
Bell UH-1H Iroquis 'Huey'
Bell UH-1H Iroquis
Registration: 66-16579
Country of origin: USA
Built: Fort Worth, Texas, 1967
Manufacturer: Bell
Constructor's Number: 8773
Engine: One 1400shp Lycoming T53-L-13 engine
Type: 16 seat utility transport
Note: This actual helicopter served with the US Army between 1967-1975 in the Vietnam War and took part in the Tet Offensive of 1968. In 1990 it supported allied action against the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
Bensen B.8M Gyrocopter
Bensen B.8M Gyrocopter
Registration: G-BIGP
Country of origin: USA
Built: Assembled by R. Cooper at Shrewsbury from kit supplied by Bensen, 1981
Manufacturer: Bensen Gyroplane Co.
Engine: One McCulloch Model 4318 engine
Type: Single seat light autogyro
Note: The Bensen Gyroplane had its origins in the 'Rotachute' glider developed in 1941 by Raoul Hafner, who became Chief Designer at Bristol Helicopters here at Weston-super-Mare
Bensen B.8M Gyrocopter
Bensen B.8M Gyrocopter
Registration: BAPC264
Country of origin: USA
Built: Assembled by K. Brittain at Westbury-on-Trym from kit supplied by Bensen, 1984
Manufacturer: Benson Gyroplane Co.
Engine: One 173cc Victa Pixie two stroke piston engine
Type: Single seat light autogyro
Note: This example of the B.8M never flew as the engine chosen had insufficent power to get airborne
Bensen B.8 Gyroboat
Bensen B.8 Gyroboat
Registration: BAPC289
Country of origin: USA
Built: Assembled in Glasgow from kit supplied by Bensen, 1959
Manufacturer: Benson Gyroplane Co.
Engine: Towed
Type: Single seat towed autogyro
Note: The towed gyroboat was developed from the Hafner Rotachute man-carrying gyro glider, developed in the UK in the early 1940s, and the similar Focke Achgelis FA330 towed by German U-Boats during WW2.
Boeing XCH-62
Boeing XCH-62
Registration: 73-22012
Country of origin: USA
Built: Philadelphia, 1974
Manufacturer: Boeing Vertol
Engine: Two 8,000 shp Allison XT-701 turboshaft engines
Type: Experimental heavy-lift helicopter
Note: These huge undercarriage legs and wheels came from the US Army's HLH (Heavy Lift Helicopter) 'flying crane' built in 1974 but cancelled before completion.
Brantly B.2B
Brantly B.2B
Registration: G-OAPR / N228OU
Country of origin: USA
Built: Frederick, Oklahoma, 1965
Manufacturer: Brantly
Constructor's Number: 446
Engine: One 180hp Lycoming VO360 engine
Type: 2 seat light helicopter
Note: G-OAPR is in airworthy condition and has been used for flight demonstrations and other special events, at The Museum and in the neighbouring locality
Brantly B.2B
Brantly B.2B
Registration: G-ATFG
Country of origin: USA
Built: Frederick, Oklahoma, 1965
Manufacturer: Brantly
Constructor's Number: 448
Engine: One 180hp Lycoming VO360 engine
Type: 2 seat light helicopter
Note: A Brantly B.2 featured in the James Bond movie 'You Only Live Twice'
Gyrodyne QH-50D Dash
Gyrodyne QH-50D Dash
Registration: DS1482
Country of origin: USA
Built: New York, USA, 1966
Manufacturer: Gyrodyne Company
Constructor's Number: 1482
Engine: One 365shp Boeing T50-BO-102 turboshaft engine
Type: Unmanned obervation/anti-submarine warfare helicopter
Note: Developed for US Navy shipboard operations and later used in the Vietnam War for directing gunfire from naval ships.
Hiller UH-12C
Hiller UH-12C
Registration: G-ASTP / N9750C
Country of origin: USA
Built: Marina, California, USA, 1961
Manufacturer: Hiller Aircraft
Engine: One 200hp Franklin 6V4-200-C33 engine
Type: Two seat light utility helicopter for training, cropspraying etc.
Note: This UH-12 was used by Bristow Helicopters for pilot training at Redhill and Middle Wallop.
Hughes OH-6A Cayuse
Hughes OH-6A Cayuse
Registration: 67-16506
Country of origin: USA
Built: Culver City, California, 1968
Manufacturer: Hughes
Engine: One 317shp Allison T63-A turboshaft engine
Type: 4 seat army scout / utility helicopter
Note: The LOH OH-6A Cayuse was known as the 'Loach' by the US Army. This one served in the Vietnam War
McCulloch J-2
McCulloch J-2
Registration: G-HEKY / G-ORVB /BSP-3 / N4329G
Country of origin: USA
Built: Havasu City, Arizona, USA 1971
Manufacturer: McCulloch
Constructor's Number: 39
Engine: One 180hp Lycoming O-360-A2D piston engine
Type: Two seat enclosed cabin autogyro
Note: 83 were built. This one was used in Bahrain for police duties and is now the only one in the UK
Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever
Piasecki HUP-3 Retriever
Registration: 51-16622 / N6699D
Country of origin: USA
Built: Morton, Philadelphia, 1954
Manufacturer: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
Engine: One 525hp Wright-Continental radial piston engine
Type: 6 seat tandem-rotor helicopter
Note: The HUP was the world's first overlapped tandem-rotor helicopter. This one served in the Royal Canadian Navy. A hatch in the cockpit floor allowed personnel to be hoisted directly into the cabin
Piasecki H-21C 'Flying Banana'
Piasecki H-21C
Registration: FR41
Country of origin: USA
Built: Morton, Philadelphia, 1956
Manufacturer: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
Engine: One 1425 hp Wright R-1820-9 cylinder radial engine
Type: Tactical Transport Helicopter
Note: Known as the 'Flying Banana' due to its kinked shape which kept the rear rotor above the front rotor. The H-21 was used in the early starge of the Vietnam War. This one was used by the French Army in the 1950s Algerian Independence War. Currently under restoration
Robinson R22HP
Robinson R22HP
Registration: G-OTED / G-BMYR / ZS-HLG
Country of origin: USA
Built: Torrance, California, USA, 1981
Manufacturer: Robinson
Constructor's Number: 209
Engine: One 160hp Lycoming 0-320 engine
Type: Two seat light helicopter
Note: The Robinson R22 is the most successful light helicopter for private use. Over 4,600 have been produced. You can buy a used R22 for around £100,000
Lycoming TVO-435 Engine
Lycoming TVO-435 Engine
Country of origin: USA
Built: Williamsport Pennsylvania, USA, c. 1965
Manufacturer: Lycoming Engines
Engine: 212 hp (158 kW) six-cylinder horizontally-opposed piston engine
Type: Turbocharged piston engine
Note: Used in Bell 47 helicopters
General Electric CT7-6 Engine
General Electric CT7-6 Engine
Country of origin: USA
Built: Evendale, Ohio, USA, c. 1988
Manufacturer: General Electric Aviation
Engine: 1920 shp 5 stage axial, 1 stage centrifugal, 2 stage gas generator and 2 stage power turbine
Type: Turboshaft engine
Note: Used in Westland EH101, Sikorsky Black Hawk, Sea Hawk and Boeing Apache helicopters
Honeywell 36-150 Series Auxiliary Power Unit
Honeywell 36-150 Series Auxiliary Power Unit
Country of origin: USA
Built: Phoenix Arizona, 2003
Manufacturer: Honeywell Aerospace
Engine: Single-shaft gas-turbine engine
Type: Auxilliary Power Unit
Note: Used in Apache and Chinook Helicopters