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Early autogiros flying over the Battery, lower Manhattan, 1930 (The New York Times Archives)

Early autogiros flying over the Battery, lower Manhattan, 1930 (The New York Times Archives)

Helicopter size comparison

Helicopter size comparison

Aircraft Identification Chart - Picture

Aircraft Identification Chart

"Flight" British WWII Aircraft Identification Chart of American aircraft.

The earliest military helicopters were built by Germany and mainly saw service in the Mediterranean, but a few were also used in the Aegean and Baltic theatres. Both the Flettner 282 and the Focke Achgelis 223 (shown here) were never built in large numbers as a result of the production facilities being destroyed by Allied bombers.

The earliest military helicopters were built by Germany and mainly saw service…

April 8, 1931: Amelia Earhart climbs to a record altitude of 18,415 feet in a Pitcairn autogyro at Willow Grove, near Philadelphia.

April Amelia Earhart climbs to a record altitude of feet in a Pitcairn autogyro at Willow Grove, near Philadelphia.

Have NO idea WHAT it is, but it's BIG & UGLY!

The Saunders-Roe Princess was a British flying boat aircraft built by Saunders-Roe, based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Princess was the largest all-metal flying boat ever constructed.

Sopwith Snipe

At the outset of World War I the British had some 110 assorted aircraft, used mostly for the visual reconnaissance role. With the advent of faster and more agile single-seaters, the Allies and their a

Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 lifting wreckage of a DO-217 14th May 1944

Rare Photo operating the helicopter during the Second World War. Helicopter Fa 223 (DM + SR) provides air transportation of propellers and motors BMW 801 ML-Sternmotors of Do 217 crashed in May Date: May 1944

«Aero G» russian mini-helicopter concept by Pirozhkov & Khachapuridze / astrarossadesign.ru

Russian mini-helicopter concept by Pirozhkov & Khachapuridze / astrarossadesign.

Keep 'em Flying is our Battle Cry!

Keep 'em Flying is our Battle Cry

Keep 'em flying is our battle cry! Do your part for duty, honor, country. WWII recruiting and enlistment poster shows U. Army planes in flight beneath a United States flag.

Steampunk flying machines - Gotha bombers, First Great Vampire War.

A Douglas Skyraider captured beautifully in black and white. Nuff said. Photo by Simon Gratien.

A Douglas Skyraider captured beautifully in black and white. Photo by Simon Gratien.

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