Bristol 171 Mk.1

 

Initial protype for the 171 type series. 2 prototypes built.

 

Source: ”Helicopters & Autogyros of the World”, Paul Lambermont with Anthony Pirie, Second edition 1970, Cassell & Company Ltd, SBN 304 93390 2

 

A description of the aircraft can also be found in the following reference,

 

Source: "Bristol Helicopter | First Detailed Survey of Latest British Rotary-WIng Aircraft", FLIGHT, Oct 30 1947

 

 

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Overview
Parent type Bristol Type 171 Sycamore
Variant 171 prototypes
Design authority Bristol Aeroplane Company Ltd - Helicopter Division
Primary manufacturer Bristol Aeroplane Company Ltd - Helicopter Division
Key Characteristics
Operational status No longer flying
Max gross weight (ground) 2,200 kg 4,850 lb
Crew 1
Seating arrangement Side-by-side
Configuration
VTOL type Helicopter
Compound type None
Lift configuration Single main rotor
Control device type Tail rotor
Features
Number of engines 1
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 1
Number of control devices 1
Milestones associated with the Bristol 171 Mk.1
1947 First flight of the Bristol 171 Mk.1

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