An experimental helicopter with a rotor of innovative design, and an engine mounted in a forward position above the pilot.

The aircraft flew successfully but was unseccessful in the market and never produced.

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

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Matra-Cantinieau

Primary manufacturer: Matra-Cantinieau

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: No longer flying

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Hirth HM-504 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Hirth Motoren GmbH

Take-off / rated power: 78 kW (105 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 600 kg (1323 lb)

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