The Curator’s Choice 48

Helicopters (Great and Small)
Aerospatiale SA.319 Alouette III – Mil Mi-6 (Hook) – Hughes OH-6A

It took many years and a World War to bring the helicopter from a technical idea to a working machine. They have been with us now for about eighty years and in that time they have evolved into many shapes and sizes. They fill many roles in our modern world, ranging from terrifying war machines to aircraft that find people who have been lost and convey them to medical care, and everything in between. The sound of their rotor blades is unmistakable and heard all over the world. What I like about the three we are going to look at today is that they show how big and small helicopters can be.

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