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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. 

Leonardo AW09 (SKYe SH09)

The SKYe SH09, now as AW09 the smallest helicopter in the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) line-up, has a shrouded tail rotor that is big compared to the tailboom and tail. Additionally, the AW09 has a 'standard' tube skids, a five blade main rotor and all glass cockpit doors. (photo: Kecko/WikiMedia)

The AW101, formerly known as EH101, has three engines, one on the hub on top of the fuselage, and one on each side of it. Additionally, it has small sponsons in which the two wheel main gear retracts. The main rotor has five blades that widen towards the tip. Finally, the tail rotor is on the left side, with a low horizontal on the opposite side.

The A109 is a sleek looking helicopter, often with a single wheel retractable gear, but there are also fixed gear and skid versions. The nose gear does not fully retract. Another typical feature is the very pointed tail cone.

Basically, the AW119 is a single engine version of the AW109 with skids instead of a wheeled gear. So it also has a similar fuselage and tail boom, including its pointed end. Although having one engine, it has exhausts on both sides of the gear box hub.

This family has members of different sizes, here the largest AW189 is shown, but the basic appearance is the same. The most typical features are the bent up tips of the horizontal stabilisers.

MBB Bo-105

The fuselage shape of the Bo-105 is typical: rounded on al sides. A narrow tail boom extended from the top rear of it, curving to a vertical stabiliser at the end. The horizontal stabilisers have rectangular end plates. The main rotor have four blades, and the tail rotor two.

This twin engine helicopter was first developed as the BK117. Its key features are a four blade main rotor and a two blade tail rotor. The outer vertical stabilisers, actually end plates of the horizontal stabilisers, are very big, and even larger than the middle vertical stabiliser. Later it was merged with the forward fuselage of the EC135 to create the EC145.

McDonnell XH-20 Little Henry

Being a test helicopter, the first with ram jets at the end of the main rotor blades, a steel open frame was sufficient for the XH-20. Is has no tail rotor, just a large vertical stabiliser.

MD Helicopters MD520N & MD600N

The MD520N and larger MD600N have a fan in the tail boom that blows out air at the end to counter the torque of the main rotor. For the rest they are similar to the Hughes 369 family, with the egg shaped fuselage ending in the exhaust of the engine.

MD Helicopters MD900

This helicopter in the class of the EC145/H145 has no tail rotor, but uses jets to counter the torque of the main rotor. It has an H-tail with swept vertical stabilisers at the ends of the horizontal stabiliser. The latter is placed on top of the tail boom. The cockpit arrangement is typical.