1939 Sikorsky VS-300A Helicopter

Summary

Igor Sikorsky, as a young man in Russia, tried unsuccessfully to build a helicopter in 1909. He went on to build fixed-wing aircraft but returned to helicopters in 1938. Within three years, he had developed the first practical helicopter in the United States: the VS-300A.

Igor Sikorsky, as a young man in Russia, tried unsuccessfully to build a helicopter in 1909. He went on to build fixed-wing aircraft but returned to helicopters in 1938. Within three years, he had developed the first practical helicopter in the United States: the VS-300A.

Artifact

Helicopter

Date Made

1939

Creators

Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972 

United Aircraft Corporation. Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division 

Place of Creation

United States, Connecticut, Bridgeport 

Creator Notes

Designed by Igor Ivan Sikorsky, made by Vought-Sikorsky, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Heroes Of The Sky
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Heroes of the Sky

Object ID

43.140.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Metal
Cloth
Aluminum

Dimensions

Height: 8 ft

Width: 30 ft

Length: 28.75 ft

Inscriptions

Propeller in rear marked: NX 28996

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