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Bell 47 D-1
 
   


United States, light helicopter


Bell 47, the world?s first civilian helicopter, came into use in 1946. Various different versions of this model were manufactured over a period of almost 30 years. The Bell-47D was equipped with the characteristic plexi-glass dome. Bell 47?s were most commonly used for ambulance flights, and for rescue and observation missions.

In September 1952, when the Airforce was establishing a helicopter rescue service, Norway signed a contract with the Bell Aircraft Corp. for the delivery of 6 Bell 47 D-1?s.To begin with, the rescue service was organized in helicopter sections at the airports of Rygge, Sola, Ørlandet and Bodø. Several more helicopters were subsequently acquired, and up until 1971, the Airforce had a total of 14 Bell 47 helicopters.

TECHNICAL DATA

LENGHT:

8,3 m

ROTORDIAMETER:

10,7 m

HEIGHT:

2,8 m

MAX T/O WEIGHT:

950 kg

MAX SPEED:

200 km/t

CEILING:

Ca. 4000 m

RANGE:

380 km

POWERPLANT:

1 Franklin 6V4-200-C-32, 200 Hp

LOAD:

Pilot, passenger