Focke-Wulf Fw61



The Focke-Wulf Fw 61 was the first practical, functional helicopter. It was the first helicopter design that had really solved the control problems, and could be flown precisely, even indoors! As Hanna Reitsch demonstrated February 1938 at the Berlin 's Deutchlandhalle Stadium.

Also in 1938 it made an altitude flight of 11,243 feet and cross-country flight of 143 miles.

Hanna Reitsch


First Flight : June 26, 1936
Number built : 2
Crew : 1
Length : 7 m
Height : 2.65 m
Weight : Empty 800 kg
Engine : 1 Bramo Sh.14A 160hp
Main Rotors : 2 x 7 m
Speed : Max 122 km/h

Focke-Wulf Fw 61




Focke-Wulf Fw 61


Hanna Reitsch



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