Bell 47

1945










A two-bladed, single engine based on the previous Model 30 prototype. Designed by Arthur Young, the Bell 47 became the first helicopter certified for civilian use on 8 March 1946. More than 5.600 were produced, including licenses by Agusta, Kawasaki and Westland (sublicense from Agusta). The Bell 47J Ranger is modifed version with a fully enclosed cabin and fuselage.


Derivatives & Versions


ModelYearHistory
47B
47D
47G-1
47G-3
47G-4
47G-5
47H
47J
H-13E Sioux
HTL-7
OH-13H Sioux
OH-13S Sioux
TH-13T Sioux
47D-1 1949
KHI 47 1952
Agusta AB47 1952
47G-2 1957