Cierva W.10

Nick Sumner

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Does anyone have any information on the Cierva W.10 helicopter?

I have seen it described as a four to five seater single engined helicopter and also that Cunliffe Owen built a prototype just before they went bust in 1947. Does anyone know more?

Thanks in advance!
 

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You might try contacting 1-post member "briant"
(see: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,499.msg47550.html )

Brian said he was researching G & J Weir engines but may have info on their helicopter designs as well.
 

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Hi,

http://www.avia-it.com/act/biblioteca/periodici/PDF%20Riviste/Ala/L'Ala%201946%2009.pdf
 

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I don't believe that is the W.10, it looks like the mock-up of the 'Air Horse' as reported in Flight 4th July 1946

https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1946/1946%20-%201288.html
 

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That looks like the Spraying Mantis, info coming soon from SPF's favourite publishing house.

Chris
 

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It seemed to be this mistake repeating many times.
 

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hesham said:
It seemed to be this mistake repeating many times.

Probably because both the W.10 and W.11 were named Air Horse. But only the W.11 was referred to as the 'Spraying Mantis' ;)
 

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2 articles from 1946 Les Ailes and 1947 Flight International
 

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