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Below check the specific characteristics of the helicopter or eVTOL you are looking for. You can select multiple items for each characteristic. The results will be filtered automatically. 

Boeing-Vertol YUH-61

This chopper lost to the YUH-60 as replacement of the UH-1 Huey family. The YUH-61 has a fuselage that gradually tapers into the tail boom. The nacelles more attached to the top of the fuselage, than on the fuselage itself. The nose gear has two wheels. (photo: US Army/Wiki­Media)

Changhe Z-10

The Changhe Z-10 has a fixed tail wheel landing gear and a scissor shaped four blade tail rotor like the Apache. The main rotor has five blades and the canopies are separated. Moreover, the Z-10 has a distinctive body line along the fuselage and tail boom. (photo: 3GO*CHN-405/mjordan_6/WikiMedia)

Enstrom F-28/280/480

The rotor system of the Enstrom helicopters is simple, with a long single shaft on top of which is a three blade rotor. The engine can be a piston one or a turboshaft. It is placed behind the cabin, in the fuselage. The helicopters have no vertical stabiliser, but end plates at the tips of the horizontal stabilisers.

The EC120/HC120 has a three blade main rotor and a shrouded tail rotor. Typical features are the wide rear skid attachment to the fuselage and the exhaust that is tilted to the left and up.

Essentially the EC130 is an EC120 with a wider cabin, visible at the front, with a wider and longer middle front window, and an additional square window at the bottom. The vertical stabiliser of the EC130 is low and ventral fin almost non existent. Finally, the exhaust is curved, but centered with respect to the tail boom.

The EC135/H135 has two engines, with air intakes and exhausts in the top of and flush with the streamlined fuselage. Furthermore, the EC135 has a 'standard' tube skids, a four blade main rotor and a small gear box hub.

Eurocopter EC665 Tiger

Europe's main advanced attack helicopter has two separate canopies for the crew, one above the other. They have flat panels. The nose of the Tiger is quite pointed. The horizontal stabilisers are attached to the rear lower end of the vertical stabiliser, and both have end plates with the same sweep angle as the vertical fin itself.

Eurocopter X3

Based on the EC155, which lend the fuselage and main rotor, Eurocopter developed this hybrid of a helicopter and an airplane. The X3 has an H-tail with swept vertical fins at the end of the fuselage, instead of the feneston in the vertical fin. Additionally, it has short wings with significant anhedral. At the tips are two five-blade propellers driven by the main engines.

HAL Dhruv

Hindustan Aeronautics seems to have looked well at the BK117 when they designed the Dhruv, as both helicopter appear very similar. The Dhruv has a four blade tail rotor on the right side, and smaller vertical fins at the ends of the horizontal stabilisers. Also the air intakes are different. (photo: Alan Lebeda/WikiMedia)

Harbin Z-19

The Z-19 is about a mix between the Z-9 (or Aérospatiale Dauphin) and the Kawasaki OH-1. Definately from the first are the fenestron, horizontal stabilisers with large endplates, engine nacelles and main rotor system. The tandem canopy and fixed gear seem to come from the latter, although the OH-1 also has a shrouded tail rotor. (photo: Alert5/WikiMedia)