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Vought-Sikorsky VS-300

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The Vought-Sikorsky VS-300 was a helicopter designed by Igor Sikorsky. It had a single three-blade rotor powered by a 75 horsepower (56 kW) engine. Its first free (untethered) flight was on 14 September 1939. While not the first successful helicopter to fly, it was the first of the configuration that would later become the most popular.

Specifications (VS-300)

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General characteristics

  • Length: 28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)
  • Rotor diameter: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)
  • Loaded weight: 1,150 lb (522 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1× Franklin reciprocating piston engine, 90 hp (67.11 kW)





  • Munson, Kenneth. Helicopters and Other Rotorcraft Since 1907. London: Blandford, 1968. ISBN 0-7137-06104.

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