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Summary



Leonardo Da Vinci
draw his
Helical Air Screw
1480 Da Vinci
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Pioneers
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Paul Cornu
First to take off vertically with its pilot and make a free flight entirely without assistance from the ground
1907
1911 Boris Yuriev
Publish his
abtomat perekosa
(collective)
Oehmichen
First kilometer in close circuit flight for an helicopter : 7 minutes, 40 seconds
1924
Sikorsky Aero
Engineering Corp




1930
Juan de La Cierva
invented the hinged,
flapping rotor blade

Focke-Wulf Fw 61
First practical Helicopter
1936

Kamov
A-7
Autogiro



Weir W.6
First with two seats
1939
Sikorsky VS-300

Flettner Fl-282
1942
Stabilizing Bar
Arthur Young 's Bell 30



Hiller XH-44

1943 First USCG
helo
detachment

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Up to 50s
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Piasecki PV 3
First world's successful
tandem-rotor helicopter


1945 Founded
Kaman Aircraft
Research of helos powered with
ram-jets
mounted at the tips of the rotor blades
1946
Bell 47
First World's
certified civil helo

Mil Bureau
established


1948

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the 50s
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Convertiplanes and then tiltrotors research begin 1950
MASH units
deploys helos
in Korea
Sikorsky S-55
First world's certified
commercial transport
1951
Kaman K-225
First turbine gas
powered helicopter

1952
Agusta Spa.


Sud Aviation
Alouette II

First world's
turbine helo
to be produced
1955
Bell XV-3

Kaman QH-43
First world's
remotely piloted vehicle
1957 Mil
Mi-6
Hook

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the 60s
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1960
Sikorsky S-61

Mil Mi-8 Hip
1961
1963
Hueys in Vietnam

AH-1 Cobra
1965
Merger of
Mc Donnell
& Douglas
1966
OH-6 Cayuse
Major distance

Mil Mi-12 Homer
Largest helo yet flown
1968

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the 70s
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Mil Mi-24 Hind
1970
French industries
joined in
Aerospatiale

1972 Aerospatiale
Lama

Major altitude

Robinson R-22
1973
1975
Agusta A109

Mil Mi-26 Halo
Biggest operational helo
1977
1979
Bell XV-15

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Since 80s
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MD 500 NOTAR
1983
1984
Kamov Ka-50 Hokum

AH-64 Apache
deliveries begun
1985
1989
V-22 Osprey

Ultrasports
Helicopters
1993
1995
Eurocopter NH90











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