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Igor Sikorsky's Helicopters

Journal entry, 1930
Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972)
Journal entry, 1930
Manuscript Division (136E.2)( December 13, 2002 )

Content

One of aviation's greatest designers, Russian-born Igor Sikorsky began work on helicopters as early as 1910. In this journal, he records his technical progress as of 1930. By 1940, Sikorsky's successful VS-300 had become the model for all modern single-rotor helicopters. He also designed and built the first military helicopter, XR-4, which he delivered to Colonel Franklin Gregory of the U.S. Army.

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