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Doblhoff Wnf 342 V4 Helicopter—Evaluation by General Electric (1948)

jzichek

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A new post is up at RetroMechanix.com on the evaluation of the Doblhoff Wnf 342 V4 helicopter by General Electric in 1948:



This captured German helicopter employed blade-tip jets to drive the rotor; it was bailed to General Electric by the USAAF in late 1946 in connection with the development of the XR-17 helicopter, which later became the Hughes XH-17. The article reproduces the majority of the evaluation report, which offers a detailed critique of the design, and includes 9 photos of the helicopter under test.

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Interesting that the engineer in charge of the study was none other than Igor Bensen...
 
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