Helicopter Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar. Specifications. A photo.


Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar - quadruple option helicopter created by a German aircraft company «Wagner» in 1965 year.


Photo Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar


Design unique in its kind of helicopter created on the basis of the car, started the German aircraft manufacturers in the first half 60-ies of the last century. The basis was taken the model of the car, with a modified body design for the aircraft higher aerodynamic efficiency, which in turn would make it possible not only to be very popular, but also to be sufficiently effective in terms of its operation.

Among other things, German aviaprabotchiki believed that the Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar helicopter built on the basis of a car has prospects for its further use both as a ground and as an aircraft, which in turn would allow the mass production of the current model. Nevertheless, experts pointed to the dubious popularity of this vehicle as a land transportation, as in fact, the model could not develop a sufficiently high speed, and besides, it had quite large dimensions in height, which caused storage problems.


Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar photo


The Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar helicopter made its first test flight at the beginning of the 1965 year, and the test tests proved to be very successful, which allowed German aircraft builders from the Wagner company to prepare for the commencement of mass production of this type of aircraft. Nevertheless, despite its high enough prospects, the aircraft, which is a hybrid version created on the basis of a car, could not interest potential consumers, and during the entire production period, only a few single variants of this vehicle were built, in connection with which, Already closer to the end of the 60-ies, the aircraft manufacturers admitted that the project was a failure.


Helicopter Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar


In the cockpit of the helicopter Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar can accommodate up to four people, including three passengers and one pilot, and, in addition to transport on its board cargo helicopter Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar could also be accommodated and transported small cargoes, however, the condition of such operation was the need to comply with a maximum take-off mass of air tools.

Helicopter Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar is equipped with a piston aircraft engine brand of Franklin, able to develop traction in 190 hp, which is enough to provide the ability to quadruple the aircraft to accelerate to maximum speed in 130 km \ h., And the distance to overcome 400 kilometers (air).


Specifications Wagner FJ-V3 Aerocar.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 4 person;
  • helicopter length: 5,8 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,05 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 4,48 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 540 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 900 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 130 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 400 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 2480 m .;
  • Powerplant: Franklin;
  • Power: 190 hp


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