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Control Stick, 1922 De Bothezat Helicopter

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This object is on display in the Vertical Flight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


The de Bothezat helicopter was the United States' first military helicopter project.

Gift of Jerome Camera & Instrument Corporation.

Manufacturer: United States Army Air Service, Engineering Division

Date: 1922

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 2ft 3/4in. x 1 1/8in. (62.87 x 2.86cm)

Physical Description:24 3/4 in. long, 1 1/8 in. diameter, from helicopter flown at McCook Field, 1922

Inventory number: A19530080000

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