Welcome to Vertipedia!
What is Vertipedia?Vertipedia is a comprehensive online reference for vertical lift aircraft. Our goal is to provide high-quality information on aircraft design and configuration, key physical and performance characteristics, and rotors and powerplants to industry, academia and the public.
Much more complete, in-depth views, however, are available to AHS members. This includes dimensional and layout data, specific performance data, powerplant information, and data on lift and control devices such as main and tail rotors. If you are not currently a member of AHS, we provide valuable benefits well beyond Vertipedia - why not join us today?
Get started!Vertipedia's search page provides a number of ways to locate individual aircraft, as well as manufacturer and operator information.
- Search by aircraft name. This can be further filtered by type and variant designation, if any.
- Search by country and name of primary manufacturer, as well as operators.
- Search by powerplant installed.
Give it a try!
Help Vertipedia grow!Vertipedia currently contains data on 743 aircraft and 408 powerplants. 317 organizations are also represented, including manufacturers, operators and design authorities.
Featured AircraftOur latest featured aircraft for December is the Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk .
The aircraft was designed as a low-cost tactical helicopter demonstrator, based around the rotors, engines, hydraulic/electrical systems, and drive train of the S-61/H-3 series aircraft. It was a "semi-compund" design in that it was equipped with a lifting wing to off-load the rotor in high speed flight, but did not feature any auxiliary propulsion systems.
The main wheels were fully retractable but the tail wheel was fixed.
Let us know how we are doing!We want to hear your opinion - let us know how we are doing using the "Feedback" link to the left. Or, contact the Vertipedia team directly using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of each page.
Join the discussion!Share your expert opinions, or read the opinions of others, in our discussion forums. Here's some of the latest talk on Vertipedia's aircraft:
|What's new in Vertipedia?|
|Newest aircraft:||Sikorsky XR-6|
|Fairey Gyrodyne (FB-1)|
|First flight of the first British compound helicopter (Fairey Gyrodyne/FB-1)|
|Fairey Gyrodyne/FB-1 establishes a world speed record for rotorcraft|
|Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk|
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