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RODEN 1/72 PKZ2 HELICOPTER

RODEN 1/72 PKZ2 HELICOPTER

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Item Number:ROD8

In its final configuration the PKZ-2 was a counter-rotating machine with two rotors and three 100hp Gnome rotary engines; construction was light and assembly easy for transportation purposes. The PKZ-2 was a "tethered" helicopter, with tethering cables retracted by winches on the ground. The observer occupied a special cupola-like basket; he could leave the cupola with a parachute, if necessary. On June 10, 1918 the PKZ-2 was demonstrated for military commanding officers; two flights were made with observers in the basket, but others were made without an observer. On the same day the helicopter crashed from height and was slightly damaged. Military command refused the PKZ-2, saying it represented a "high danger to the observer"

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