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on Aug 16, 2016

Nice Gallery concrete and clear.

on Dec 11, 2017

At least !
A true history of rotary wings...
Congratulations !!

on Dec 13, 2017

You missed the Carter Copter (see cartercopters.com), the rotorcraft that has airplane performance

on Dec 13, 2017

Always sad to see the Sikorsky S-61/H-3 airframe always left out of these rotorcraft histories. Served the U.S. for over 50 years on the frontlines and serves still as the presidential transport helicopter. Continues service around the world and in its most recent update version as a State Department transport. Lack of naval helicopters in general in this listing.

on Dec 13, 2017

You left out current autogyros, such as Autogyro's Calidus and Cavalon.

on Dec 13, 2017

As a build/fly guy of a Benson Gyrocopter in the '70s, I've always felt the autogyro (with a little supplementary rotary power) deserved the title "I & F"... for "Inefficient and Fun." Good to see the early gyro models get their due in rotorcraft evolution.
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on Dec 13, 2017

Still the fastest conventional helicopter is a Huey with pusher turbos...incredible!

on Dec 13, 2017

What about the Fairey Rotodyne?

on Dec 14, 2017

CH-46, Phrogs forever!

on Dec 14, 2017

El pescara fue desarrollado en Barcelona por el Marqués de Pescara, o al menos es lo registrado en otras fuentes.

on Dec 14, 2017

I missed the small and inventive Bo 105.

on Dec 15, 2017

Great history - thankful for all of those great dreamers!

on Dec 19, 2017

Did not see any mention of the McDonnell Douglas NOTAR, no tail; rotor design which is still in use.

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