1939 Sikorsky VS-300A Helicopter

Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972 and United Aircraft Corporation. Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division1939

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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.

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  • Title: 1939 Sikorsky VS-300A Helicopter
  • Creator: Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972, United Aircraft Corporation. Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Location: United States, Connecticut, Bridgeport
  • Subject Keywords: Sikorsky, Igor Ivan, 1889-1972, Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974, World records, Firsts, Aviation, Helicopters, Aircraft
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Patent Date: 1939
  • Object Name: Helicopter
  • Object ID: 43.140.1
  • Inventor: Igor Sikorsky
  • Invention: Helicopter
  • Image ID: THF39662
  • Field: Transportation
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.


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