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Flettner Fl 282

Helicopter




Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Humming bird) Helicopter, reconnaissance

Service Data

In Service: July 1942 to 1945

Production Data

First Flight: July 1942
Manufacturer: Flettner
Number built:

Technical Data

Type: Helicopter, reconnaissance

Crew: 1 man
Length: 6.56 m
Rotor diameter: 11.96 m
Disc area 119 m²
Height: 2.2 m
Empty: 760 kg
Loaded: 1,000 kg
Engine: 1 × Siemens Bramo Sh 14A 7 cylinder air cooled radial engine producing up to 160 hp
Maximum speed: 150 km/h
Range: 300 km
Service ceiling: 4,100 m
Armament:
Bomb load up to 2 × 5 kg
Electronics:
Operators: Luftwafe
Variants:
Fl 282 A-1
Fl 282 A-2
Fl 282 B-1
Fl 282 B-2

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History

The Flettner Fl 282 was the first helicopter to be used in during World War II, The Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine tested the helicopter in the Mediterranean theatre. Plans to build 1,000 Flettner Fl 282 was abandoned after the Flettner factories were bombed by the Allies. Only three of these helicopters survived the war the rest were destroyed to prevent capture. Today only a few components still exist.

Gallery

Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Humming bird) Helicopter, reconnaissance picture 2
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Humming bird) Helicopter, reconnaissance picture 3
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Humming bird) Helicopter, reconnaissance picture 4
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Humming bird) Helicopter, reconnaissance picture 5
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Humming bird) Helicopter, reconnaissance picture 6
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Humming bird) Helicopter, reconnaissance picture 7

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Sources

The Warplanes of the Third Reich.
ISBN-10: 0385057822

German Aircraft of the Second World War.
ISBN-10: 0370000242

Hitler's Luftwaffe.
ISBN-10: 051718771X

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