SYNOPSIS: A demonstration in Ottawa of a new jet powered helicopter. Designed and built in?
SYNOPSIS: A demonstration in Ottawa of a new jet powered helicopter. Designed and built in France, assembled in the United States, it's the first helicopter of its kind ever to reach production. The jet engine mounted high behind the cockpit provides extra forward thrust for the large lifting blades. Called the Alquette, the craft performs the same jobs as a piston driven helicopter but operates at greater speed with less cost Maximum speed is one hundred and eight miles per hour, cruising speed slightly less. It has a range of three hundred and-twenty-five miles.