Fairey Rotodyne


See Rotodyne article. A second Rotodyne (c/n f.9430, allocated XH249) was cancelled and not built.


Engine: 2 x Napier Eland NEL3 2800 shp
Length: (m) 17.88
Height: (m) 6.76
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 27.43
Disc area: (m2) 591
Weight: (kgs)
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 300
Range: (km) 700
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 45

List of Operators of Fairey Rotodyne

From Organisation with model Rotodyne
united kingdom Fairey Aviation
    1 1957/62
united kingdom Westland
    1 1960/62

Construction Numbers on database of Rotodyne or its versions


Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
f.9429 1957 UK XE521 : built at Hayes, ff 6 Nov 1957. Project abandoned Feb 19+
departed London Heathrow for Brussels Heliport, to coll+
UK XE521 : Conducted noise assessment trials at Battersea with two+
XE521 : Some significant parts acquired by Cranfield, from , st+
Some parts preserved at International Helicopter Museum+

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