Aviation Photo #0473013 Del Mar DH-1A Whirlymite - USA - Army

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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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Photo Added: December 14, 2003

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