This Day in Aviation History
December 8th, 1945
First flight of the Bell 47.
The Bell 47 is a two-bladed, single engine, light helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. Based on the third Model 30 prototype, Bell’s first helicopter designed by Arthur M. Young, the Bell 47 became the first helicopter certified for civilian use on 8 March 1946. More than 5,600 Bell 47 aircraft were produced, including those produced under license by Agusta in Italy, Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan, and Westland Aircraft in the United Kingdom. The Bell 47J Ranger is a modified version with a fully enclosed cabin and fuselage…..
Wikipedia, Bell 47: http://gstv.us/1R65x45
YouTube, Bell 47 / H13 helicopter review and flight: http://gstv.us/1R65Egc
By: Nick Murray
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