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  • Helicopter Aircraft of the World from Origin to Present Day

    Helicopter Aircraft of the World from Origin to Present Day

    The helicopter - as a viable battlefield instrument - was born during World War 2 and entrenched itself in combat by the time of the Vietnam War.





    There are a total of (126) Helicopter Aircraft of the World from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Commercial and military types are displayed as well as rotary-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).



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    2022
    Thumbnail picture of the KAI / Airbus Helicopters Light Armed Helicopter (LAH)

    KAI / Airbus Helicopters Light Armed Helicopter (LAH)
    Gunship Platform / Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter


    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell V-280 Valor

    Bell V-280 Valor
    3rd Generation Tiltrotor Technology Demonstrator


    2019
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

    Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
    Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4)

    Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4)
    Medium-Lift Multi-role Transport Helicopter


    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy lifter - AHL)

    AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy lifter - AHL)
    Heavy-Lift / High-Altitude Transport Helicopter


    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-38

    Mil Mi-38
    Medium Transport Helicopter


    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 525 Relentless

    Bell Model 525 Relentless
    Medium-Lift Passenger Helicopter


    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor

    AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor
    Tiltrotor Transport


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan

    Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
    Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat

    AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat
    Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Utility Helicopter


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)

    HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)
    Light Attack Helicopter


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Marenco SwissHelicopter SKYe SH09

    Marenco SwissHelicopter SKYe SH09
    Light Utility Helicopter


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC311

    AVICopter AC311
    Light Helicopter


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-20

    Harbin Z-20
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus DS Tanan 300

    Airbus DS Tanan 300
    Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H175

    Airbus Helicopters H175
    Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW149

    AgustaWestland AW149
    Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the TAI T-129 (ATAK)

    TAI T-129 (ATAK)
    Attack Helicopter


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone

    Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone
    Maritime Multirole Helicopter


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the HESA Shahed 285 / AH-85 (Witness)

    HESA Shahed 285 / AH-85 (Witness)
    Light Attack / Reconnaissance Helicopter


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the KAI KUH-1 Surion

    KAI KUH-1 Surion
    Medium-Lift Multi-Role Transport Helicopter


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the AVICopter AC313

    AVICopter AC313
    Heavy-Lift Passenger Transport Helicopter


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-19

    Harbin Z-19
    Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)

    Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Helicopter


    2012
    Thumbnail picture of the CAIC Z-10

    CAIC Z-10
    Attack Helicopter


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters X3 (X Cubed)

    Airbus Helicopters X3 (X Cubed)
    Experimental Compound Helicopter


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil AH-2 Sabre (Mi-35M)

    Mil AH-2 Sabre (Mi-35M)
    Attack / Assault Gunship Helicopter


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout

    Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
    Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter (UAH)


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-28 (Havoc)

    Mil Mi-28 (Havoc)
    Attack Helicopter


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
    Tiltrotor VTOL Transport


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) UH-72 Lakota

    Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) UH-72 Lakota
    Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Piasecki X-49 Speedhawk

    Piasecki X-49 Speedhawk
    Technology Demonstrator Compound Helicopter


    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90

    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100

    Schiebel Camcopter S-100
    Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell ARH-70 (Arapaho)

    Bell ARH-70 (Arapaho)
    Armed Reconnaissance Light Helicopter


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-35 (Hind)

    Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
    All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky S-92

    Sikorsky S-92
    Medium-Lift Multirole Transport Helicopter


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)

    Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
    Utility Transport Civilian / Military Helicopter


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

    Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche
    Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters Tiger (EC665)

    Airbus Helicopters Tiger (EC665)
    Attack Helicopter


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW139

    AgustaWestland AW139
    Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H145 (Eurocopter EC145)

    Airbus Helicopters H145 (Eurocopter EC145)
    Light / Medium Utility Helicopter


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)

    Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
    Multi-Mission Naval Helicopter


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin

    Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin
    Short Range Recovery / MEDEVAC / Search & Rescue Helicopter


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin

    AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin
    Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja

    Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja
    Light Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter EC155)

    Airbus Helicopters H155 (Eurocopter EC155)
    Medium-Lift Multi-role Helicopter


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)

    Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)
    Attack Helicopter


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H120 Colibri (Hummingbird) / (Eurocopter EC120)

    Airbus Helicopters H120 Colibri (Hummingbird) / (Eurocopter EC120)
    Light Utility Helicopter


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H135M (Eurocopter EC635)

    Airbus Helicopters H135M (Eurocopter EC635)
    Lightweight Multirole Military Helicopter


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)

    Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
    Unmanned Aerial Tiltrotor Helicopter


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the PANHA 2091 (Toufan)

    PANHA 2091 (Toufan)
    Attack Helicopter


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 407

    Bell Model 407
    Light Utility Helicopter


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)

    Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
    Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Naval Helicopter


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum)

    Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum)
    Attack Helicopter


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)

    Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
    Medium-Lift Helicopter


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)

    Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
    Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)

    Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
    Combat Search and Rescue / Military Operations Helicopter


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk

    Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
    Medium Range Search & Rescue (SAR) / Interdiction Helicopter


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta (Mongoose)

    AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta (Mongoose)
    Attack Helicopter


    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky VH-60 White Hawk

    Sikorsky VH-60 White Hawk
    Presidential / VIP Transport


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache

    Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache
    Attack Helicopter


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther

    Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther
    Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Helicopter


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the PZL W-3A Sokol

    PZL W-3A Sokol
    Multi-role Utility Helicopter


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk

    Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
    Multi-Mission Maritime Helicopter


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)

    Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)

    Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar

    Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
    Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the MD Helicopters / Hughes MD500

    MD Helicopters / Hughes MD500
    Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)

    Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion

    Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
    Super Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)

    Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
    Multirole Transport Helicopter


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird

    Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

    Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland / AgustaWestland Lynx

    Westland / AgustaWestland Lynx
    Multi-role Helicopter / Anti-Submarine / Anti-Ship


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW109

    AgustaWestland AW109
    Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar

    Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
    Light Utility Helicopter


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-14 (Haze)

    Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
    Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter


    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)

    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter


    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Gazelle

    Aerospatiale Gazelle
    Lightweight Multi-Role Helicopter


    1971
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell AH-1 SuperCobra

    Bell AH-1 SuperCobra
    Attack Helicopter


    1971
    Thumbnail picture of the IAR 316

    IAR 316
    Pilot Trainer / Light Utility Helicopter


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter / MBB) Bo 105

    Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter / MBB) Bo 105
    Light Utility Civilian / Military Helicopter


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell AH-1J SeaCobra

    Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
    Attack Helicopter


    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma

    Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma
    Medium Transport / Assault Helicopter


    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa

    Bell OH-58 Kiowa
    Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter


    1968
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil V-12 (Homer)

    Mil V-12 (Homer)
    Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter Prototype


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra

    Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
    Attack Helicopter


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant

    Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
    Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)

    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Multirole Medium Helicopter


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne

    Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne
    Attack Helicopter Prototype


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)

    Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
    Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)

    Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
    Light Observation / Attack Helicopter


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion

    Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
    Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)

    Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
    Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-3 Pelican

    Sikorsky HH-3 Pelican
    Amphibious Medium-Lift Helicopter


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-5

    Harbin Z-5
    Transport / Utility Helicopter


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)

    Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
    Light Utility / Training Helicopter


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)

    Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)
    Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight

    Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
    Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH

    Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
    Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog

    Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog
    Gunship Helicopter


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite

    Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
    Ship-based Anti-Submarine Helicopter


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)

    Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
    Transport Helicopter


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook

    Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane

    Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
    Heavy-Lift Cargo / Firefighting Helicopter


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III

    Aerospatiale Alouette III
    Light Utility Helicopter / Light Attack Helicopter


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)

    Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
    Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-22

    Kamov Ka-22
    Transport Gyrodyne Helicopter


    1958
    Thumbnail picture of the Kaman HH-43 Huskie

    Kaman HH-43 Huskie
    Rescue Helicopter


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II

    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    Light Utility Helicopter


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave

    Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
    Heavy-Lift Cargo / Transport Helicopter


    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw

    Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
    Transport / Close-Support Helicopter


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)

    Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
    Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse

    Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
    Cargo /Passenger Transport Tandem-Rotor Helicopter


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw

    Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
    Multi-Purpose Transport Helicopter


    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)

    Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
    Light Utility Helicopter


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell H-13 Sioux

    Bell H-13 Sioux
    Light Utility / Observation Helicopter


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 47

    Bell Model 47
    Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachsteize (Wagtail)

    Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachsteize (Wagtail)
    Rotary-Wing Autogyro Kite


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird)

    Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird)
    Single-Seat Scout Helicopter


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)

    Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
    Transport Helicopter


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Flettner Fl 265

    Flettner Fl 265
    Experimental Helicopter


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 / Fa 61

    Focke-Wulf Fw 61 / Fa 61
    Experimental Helicopter / Technology Demonstrator


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Kellett KD-1

    Kellett KD-1
    Two-Seat Observation Autogiro Aircraft


    1931
    Thumbnail picture of the Pitcairn PCA-2

    Pitcairn PCA-2
    Utility Autogyro Vehicle