Focke-Achgelis Fa 284

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Fa 284
Role Heavy transport helicopter
National origin Nazi Germany
Manufacturer Focke-Achgelis
Primary user Luftwaffe
Number built 0

The Focke-Achgelis Fa 284 was a project to develop a large transport helicopter, designed in 1943 by Focke-Achgelis for use by the Luftwaffe. The helicopter was powered by two BMW 801 radial engines, driving transversely-mounted rotors, and was equipped with a large, detachable cargo pod for carrying loads.[1]

The Fa 284 project was abandoned in late 1943, being replaced by a design for an enlarged version of the Fa 223 featuring a four-rotor arrangement; this project was also abandoned.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Lepage 2009[1]

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 3,000 kilograms (6,600 lb) cargo in detachable pod
  • Length: 18.6 m (61 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 37.3 m (122 ft 5 in)
  • Powerplant: 2 × BMW 801 radial piston engine, 1,200 kW (1,600 hp) each
  • Main rotor diameter: 2× 16 m (52 ft 6 in)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 230 km/h (143 mph; 124 kn)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b Lepage 2009, p.382.
  2. ^ Kay and Smith 2002, p.293.
Bibliography
  • Kay, Antony L.; J. Richard Smith (2002). German Aircraft of the Second World War: Including Helicopters and Missiles. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1557500106.
  • Lepage, Jean-Denis G. G. (2009). Aircraft of the Luftwaffe, 1935-1945: An Illustrated Guide. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Books. ISBN 978-0786439379. Retrieved 2014-03-29.