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Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma
Registration: G-TIGE /G-BJYJ / F-WTNM
Country of origin: France
Built: Marignane, France, 1982
Manufacturer: Aerospatiale
Constructor's Number: 2028
Engine: Two 1742shp Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines
Type: 19 seat transport helicopter
Note: Between 1983 and 2003 this helicopter transported North Sea oil workers to and from the Brae Alpha oil and gas field 155 miles north east of Aberdeen
Aerospatiale SA365N Dauphin 2
Registration: F-WZJJ /F-WQAP
Country of origin: France
Built: Marignane, France 1979
Manufacturer: Aerospatiale
Constructor's Number: 6001
Engine: Two 710shp Turbomeca Arriel 1C turboshaft engines
Type: 10 seat transport helicopter
Note: This helicopter set a speed record of 200mph between London and Paris heliports. It was used to test Fly-by-Wire control systems
Aerospatiale / Westland Gazelle AH1 Mk.1
Registration: ZB686
Country of origin: UK
Built: Weston-super-Mare,UK, 1983
Manufacturer: Aerospatiale
Constructor's Number: 995
Engine: One 590shp Turbomeca Astazou turboshaft engine
Type: 4/5 seat Army observation/transport helicopter
Note: Gazelles have served with British Forces since 1974. This cockpit is from a Gazelle assembled here at Weston-super-Mare
Agusta A109GdiF
Registration: MM81205
Country of origin: Italy
Built: Cascina Costa, Italy, 1986
Manufacturer: Agusta
Constructor's Number: 7336
Engine: Two 420shp Allison 250-C20B turboshaft engines
Type: 8 seat transport helicopter
Note: This helicopter was operated by the Guardia di Finanza Italian Law enforcement agency dealing with financial crime, border patrol and smuggling
Agusta-Bell 47G-3B1 Sioux
Registration: XT190
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, UK, 1965
Manufacturer: Agusta-Bell
Constructor's Number: WA349
Engine: One 270hp Lycoming TVO-435 engine
Type: 3 seat Army observation helicopter
Note: The Sioux was used for aerial observation and casualty evacuation (MASH). This one was assembled by Westland for the Army Air Corps and used by United Nation Forces in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for peace-keeping duties
Agusta-Bell 206C-1 Jet Ranger
Registration: MM80927
Country of origin: Italy
Built: Cascina Costa, Italy, 1974
Manufacturer: Agusta-Bell
Constructor's Number: 9151
Engine: One 420shp Allison 250-C20 turboshaft engine
Type: 4/5 seat transport helicopter
Note: The Jet Ranger was one of the world's first turbine commercial helicopters with over 7700 built. This one was operated by the Carabinieri (Italian Police)
Bolkow Bo102
Registration: D-HMQV
Country of origin: Germany
Built: Munich, Germany 1960
Manufacturer: Bolkow
Constructor's Number: 6216
Engine: One 40hp ILO L3 engine
Type: Tethered single seat helicopter pilot trainer
Note: One of only 18 built for pilot training, this unusual tethered design could only rise to a few feet above the ground. The instructor sat externally.
EH Industries EH101
Registration: G-EHIL / ZH657
Country of origin: UK
Built: Yeovil, England, 1988
Manufacturer: EH Industries
Constructor's Number: 5003
Engine: Three 1920shp General Electric turboshaft CT7-6A engines
Type: 36 seat transport helicopter.
Note: Prototype of the EH101 which as the AW101 Merlin is in service with the Royal Navy, RAF and various overseas customers
Hafner RII Revoplane
Registration: BAPC 10
Country of origin: Austria
Built: Austria, 1931
Manufacturer: Raoul Hafner
Engine: One 45hp Salmson 9 rotary piston engine
Type: Experimental single seat helicopter
Note: This sole prototype is the world's oldest surviving helicopter. Helicopter pioneer Raoul Hafner became chief designer of Bristol Helicopters here at Weston-super-Mare.
Liteco/Intora Atlas Firebird
Registration: F-WGTX
Country of origin: Switzerland
Built: Switzerland, 1995
Manufacturer: Liteco/Intora
Constructor's Number: 01-Mar
Engine: Hydrogen Peroxide rotor tip mounted reaction jets
Type: Two seat military/civil helicopter
Note: Used hydrogen peroxide fuelled rocket engines installed at the tips of the rotor blades. This exhibit is a composite of two unfinished airframes recovered from storage after development abandoned
MBB Bo105M [VBH]
Registration: D-HZYR
Country of origin: Germany
Built: Donauworth, Germany, 1984
Manufacturer: MBB
Constructor's Number: S-5100
Engine: Two 420shp Allison 250-C20 turboshaft engines
Type: Five seat general purpose helicopter
Note: The Bolkow 105 was the first to use a solid titanium rigid rotorhead making it extremely manoeuvrable
Sud Aviation SA318C Alouette 2
Registration: A-41
Country of origin: France
Built: Marignane, France, 1967
Manufacturer: SuD Aviation
Constructor's Number: 1958
Engine: One 860shp Turbomeca Astazou IIA turboshaft engine
Type: 5 seat light transport helicopter
Note: The first turbine-engined helicopter to enter production and built in various configurations. The SA315B Lama version holds the World altitude record for helicopters at 12,442m (40,820 ft). This SA318C version was operated by the Belgian Army
Sud Aviation SA321F Super Frelon
Registration: F-BMHC / F-OCMF
Country of origin: France
Built: Marignane, France, 1967
Manufacturer: SuD Aviation
Constructor's Number: 116
Engine: Three 1550shp Turbomeca Turmo IIIC6 turboshaft engines
Type: 34-37 seat civil transport helicopter
Note: The Super Felon was one of the largest helicopters of its generation. The SA321F variant was an attempt to develop a commercial passenger carrier. Only this one was built and was briefly operated by Olympic Airways carrying passengers to the Greek Islands
Sud Aviation S01221S Djinn
Registration: FR.108/CDL
Country of origin: France
Built: La Courneuve, France 1959
Manufacturer: SuD Aviation
Engine: One 240shp Turbomeca Palouste turbine
Type: Light two-seat pressure-jet driven helicopter
Note: Used a turbine engine with an oversize compressor and ducting which piped compressed air out to the rotor blade tips to drive the main rotor
Walter Minor Engine
Country of origin: Czechoslovakia
Built: Prague, Czechoslovakia, c. 1950
Manufacturer: Walter Aircraft Engines
Engine: 65hp (48.5 kW) four-cylinder air-cooled piston engine
Type: Piston engine
Note: Used in Rotorcraft / Cierva Grasshopper helicopter
Autogyro Engine
Country of origin: Germany
Built: Wolfsburg, Germany, c. 1980
Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Engine: 75hp Volkswagen 4 piston engine
Type: Piston engine
Note: Used in many types of vehicles, light aircraft and autogyros