Mil V-7

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V-7
Mil V-7 VVS museum.jpg
Role Experimental tip-drive helicopter
Manufacturer Mil
First flight 1959
Number built 4[1]

The Mil V-7 was an unusual experimental four-seat helicopter with AI-7 ramjets at the tips of the two rotor blades.[2] It had an egg-shaped fuselage, skid undercarriage, and a two-bladed tail rotor on a short tubular tail boom. Four aircraft were built in the late 1950s, but only one is known to have flown, with only the pilot aboard.[3]

Specifications[edit]

Data from The Osprey Encyclopaedia of Russian Aircraft 1875–1995[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 passengers
  • Empty weight: 730 kg (1,609 lb)
  • Gross weight: 835 kg (1,841 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Ivchenko AI-7 ramjets, 0.549 kN (123.5 lbf) thrust each
  • Main rotor diameter: 11.6 m (38 ft 1 in)

Performance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "no title". aviastar.org. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Simpson, R.W. (1998). Airlife's helicopters and rotorcraft. Shrewsbury: Airlife. ISBN 978-1853109683. 
  3. ^ a b Gunston, Bill (1995). The Osprey Encyclopaedia of Russian Aircraft 1875–1995. London: Osprey. p. 235. ISBN 1-85532-405-9.