Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2005.0025
Dates:
bulk 1948 - 1989
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.36 Cubic Feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of several manuals: Bell Helicopter Illustrated Parts Breakdown, Model 47 Series Helicopter, 30 September 1953; Bell Maintenance and Overhaul Instructions, Introduction, 30 July 1953; Bell Model 47 Service Instruction Index, 1 July 1984; Pump End Assembly and Pump / Motor Assembly drawings; and Bell Service Instructions for Model 47, dated 1948 to 1989. Also included are two oversized black and white images of the National Air and Space Museum specimen Bell 47B.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 1946, the Bell Model 47 became the first civil helicopter in the world to gain commercial certification. Its marked stability led to its wide acceptance for a myriad of uses, including mail service and passenger transport.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mike Irwin, Gift, 2005

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs, Accession number 2005-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Helicopters Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell 47 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical manuals -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
NASMRefDesk@si.edu
http://airandspace.si.edu/research/resources/archives/