Helicopter Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri. Specifications. A photo.


The Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri is a German three-seater multipurpose helicopter designed by the Borgward aircraft manufacturer in 1958.


Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri photo


Design project of the helicopter Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri became established German aircraft designer Heinrich Focke in 1955 year, however, the actual production of the aircraft was conducted by Aircraft «Borgward», as a consequence, the aircraft also has a name Borgward-Focke BFK-1 Kolibri.

Enough compact design of the aircraft Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri was to provide aircraft maneuverability high rate, however, because of poor aerodynamic shape, this property has not been able to prove themselves.

In 1958 year vehicle Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri has made its first test flight, which has been very successful, as a consequence, a helicopter was sent to production, where, however, remained, not so long as to 1961 year, aircraft manufacturer «Borgward» was officially recognized by the bankrupt.


Photo Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri 


Thanks to a sufficiently large glass cockpit helicopter Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri, the aircraft may or may not be used for better search, patrol and surveillance work, which also contributes and is large enough that the flight altitude of the aircraft, component 4750 meters.

The cockpit of the Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri model aircraft can accommodate up to three people, including one pilot and two passengers, while, in addition to transporting people on board, the aircraft can also be used to transport various types of small cargo, provided that the dimensions of the objects will satisfy the dimensions of the free space on board, and the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft, which is 1200 kilograms, will not be exceeded, which in fact provides the helicopter with the ability to transport about 300 kilograms of payload.

The helicopter model Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri is equipped with a power ustanvokoy consisting of a piston aircraft engine air cooled brand Lycoming VO-435-A1B, six working cylinders which are able to develop power in 260 hp The aircraft is capable of air travel for distances in 325 kilometers at cruising speed their route to 140 km \ h. If necessary, the helicopter can accelerate to a top speed of 160 km \ h. However, flying at such speeds are limited 20 minutes, because longer flights could lead to a denial of the power plant.


Helicopter Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri 


To date, produced two prototype models Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri, there is only one copy of which is in the Museum of German helicopters.


Specifications Borgward BFK-1 Kolibri.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 8,3 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,05 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 9,4 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 800 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1200 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 325 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4750 m .;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming VO-435-A1B
  • Power: 260 hp



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