Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") Drawings

Collection ID:
Anton Flettner G.m.b.H. (Germany)
bulk 1940-1941
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
(1 folder)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of five factory drawings of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") motor and transmission systems, 1940 to1941.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") is a single-seat open cockpit intermeshing rotor helicopter produced by Anton Flettner of Germany. In 1940, the German Navy made a request for a naval helicopter, and the FL 282 deliveries began in 1942; by the next year, 20 prototypes were in service. The prototypes were build in different variants, one or two seater, closed or open cockpit, and other modifications. Based on the prototypes' success, plans to manufacture 1000 helicopters where approved; however, because the Kolibri was a Navy aircraft, they had little claim on production facilities and the plans to manufacture them were finally aborted due to allied bombing of the Flettner factories. Only three Kolibri survived the war; the rest were destroyed to prevent capture

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Roger Connor, Gift, 2004

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") Drawings, Accession 2004-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
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