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Air & Space 18A
Registration: G-BVWL / SE-HIE
Country of origin: USA
Built: Muncia, Indiana 1966
Manufacturer: Air & Space
Constructor's Number: 23224
Engines: 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
Registration: G-BWCW
Country of origin: USA
Built: Kit-built Chandlers Ford, UK, 1995
Manufacturer: Barnet
Constructor's Number: G/14-1256
Engines: 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
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.
Constructor's Number:
Engines: 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
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.
Constructor's Number:
Engines: 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
Registration: BAPC289
Country of origin: USA
Built: Assembled in Glasgow from kit supplied by Bensen, 1959
Manufacturer: Benson Gyroplane Co.
Constructor's Number:
Engines: 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.
Campbell Cricket
Registration: G-BYMP
Country of origin: UK
Built: Kit-build Newtownwards, UK, 1999
Manufacturer: Campbell Aircraft
Constructor's Number: PFAG/03-1265
Engines: One 75hp Volkswagen 4 piston engine.
Type: Single seat light autogyro
Note: The Cricket was developed in the UK based on the Bensen autogyro
Campbell Cricket
Registration: G-AXRA
Country of origin: UK
Built: Kit-build Membury Wilts, UK, 1970
Manufacturer: Campbell Aircraft
Constructor's Number: CA.321A
Engines: One 75hp Volkswagen 4 piston engine.
Type: Single seat light autogyro
Note: 33 Crickets were produced by Campbell Aircraft Ltd. between 1969 and 1971
Campbell Cougar
Registration: G-BAPS
Country of origin: UK
Built: Weston-super-Mare, UK, 1973
Manufacturer: Campbell Aircraft
Constructor's Number: CA.6000
Engines: One 130hp Rolls-Royce/Continental O-240-A flat-four piston engine.
Type: Single / twin seat autogyro
Note: The sole prototype Cougar was built here at Weston-super-Mare
Husband Hornet 500 Gyroplane
Registration: BAPC 339
Country of origin: UK
Built: Sheffield, UK, 2002
Manufacturer: Richard Husband
Constructor's Number:
Engines: One 65hp Arrow GT500 engine.
Type: Single-seat autogyro
Note: Sole prototype privately developed by engineer Richard Husband. This unsual design has a near vertical jump take-off capability
Julian CD Wombat
Registration: G-WBAT / G-BSID
Country of origin: UK
Built: St. Merryn, Cornwell, UK, 1991
Manufacturer: Chris Julian
Constructor's Number:
Engines: One 62hp Rotax 532-VL2V 2 stroke engine
Type: Single seat light autogyro
Note: Sole prototype of a development of the Bensen autogyro design by UK speedway rider Chris Julian
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
Engines: 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
Watkinson C.G4
Registration: BAPC 128
Country of origin: UK
Built: Bexhill, Sussex, UK, 1973
Manufacturer: Herbert Watkinson
Constructor's Number:
Engines: Man-powered
Type: Single-seat man powered autogyro
Note: Sole prototype constructed in an attempt to win the $50,000 Kremer prize for man powered rotary-wing flight