FI 282 – Warbird Wednesday Episode #101

Black and white photo of F! 282 in hangar

Welcome to Warbird Wednesday! Today, we’re visiting the world’s first series production helicopter, the FI 282. Produced by Anton Flettner, the FI 282 was a single-seat rotor helicopter that flew throughout WWII. The German Navy used it for observation of their ship and the engine had a service ratio of 400 hours.