The Saro Skeeter was designed in 1948 by the Cierva Autogiro Company, the first prototype flew on the 8th of October 1948, production aircraft were were eventually built by Saunders-Roe ("Saro") in Cowes and Southampton in England following their takeover of Cierva in 1951, a total of approximately 80 helicopters being produced, 64 of which were supplied to the British Army.
Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache. A single 750 kilowatt (1,000 horsepower) Bramo 323 radial engine powered two three-bladed 11,9m rotors mounted on twin booms on either side of the 12,2m long cylindrical fuselage.
Designed at the end of WWII,the Bell 47 known to most people as the helicopter in M*A*S*H TV series.Successfully used in Korea for behind-the-lines support & evacuation of wounded to Medevac units.While only 400 Bell 47s built for the US Army & Navy,over 5000 built between late ‘40s & 1974. Today many 47s still fly in the hands of private pilots & aircraft collectors.With its distinctive Plexiglas bubble cockpit,it is one of the most recognized & classic looking helicopters of all time.