Flettner Fl 282A Kolibri ("Hummingbird") Drawings

Collection ID:
Willis, Stephen
bulk 2003-2007
Physical Description:
0.4 Cubic Feet
(1 box)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of 36 drawings, drawn by Stephen Willis from document research and measurements of the Flettner components at Midland Air Museum.

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 were approved; however, because the Kolibri was a Navy aircraft, they had little claim on production facilities. 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. Today only a few components still exist, including parts of the Fl 282 V-10, which is located at Midland Air Museum, Coventry, England.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Stephen Willis, Gift, 2007

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Flettner Fl 282A Kolibri ("Hummingbird") Drawings, Accession 2008-0010, 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

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Repository Contact
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