An experimental Russian Helicopter, the V-7 was equipped with AI-7 turbines on the ends of its two-bladed main rotor--the first of its kind.  Developed from 1956-1957, four aircraft were manufactured in 1959.  The helicopter was designed to seat three passengers in addition to the pilot.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: MVZ Mil

Primary manufacturer: MVZ Mil

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: Single seater

Landing gear: Skids

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Width: 11.60 m (38.1 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Ivchenko AI-7 other

Engine manufacturer: Ivchenko

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1050 kg (2315 lb)

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