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Picture of the Del Mar DH-1A Whirlymite aircraft

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More: Del Mar DH-1A Whirlymite
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(cn 002) Perhaps the smallest manned aircraft the Army ever operated. This rare example was used, tethered to a rolling platform, by students needing some hover practice. Note that the platform itself is tethered to the corner posts. Untethered, this was a real helicopter, not a gyrocopter. One like it once appeared in cigarette ads in the US.
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