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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. 

NATO's standard medum size helicopter has a four blade main and tail rotor. The nose gear has two wheels, while the main gear has single wheels. It retracts in small sponsons. Typical is the side of the fuselage, with a sharp line separating the upper and lower half (like the 'bone line' of a car).

Piasecki PV-14/PV-18 (HUP/H-25)

The Piasecki PV-14/PV-18, known in military service as H-25 and HUP, is one of the smallest tandem helicopters. The fuselage is highest at the front and tapers to the rear, where there is a large pylon that holds the engine. It has a fixed all single wheel tail wheel landing gear.

Piasecki PV-22 (H-21)

Flying Banana is the nickname of this tandem helicopter, and that is fitting. The H-21 leans back due to a long nose gear. The fixed main gear is attached to the lowest part of the fuselage. Finally, it has horizontal stabilisers with rectangular end plates as vertical stabilisers.

Revolution Mini 500

The name already says it: it is a smaller version of the Hughes 500. Indeed the basic shape is very similar, but the Mini 500 has a two blade main and two blade tail rotor. The cabin provides space for just the pilot.

Robinson R22/R44/R66

This family of small helicopters has a two blade main rotor placed high above the fuselage, on a long trapezium shaped pylon covering the rotor axis. The engine is placed in the rear fuselage, below the slender tail boom. On the longer versions versions the engine is covered, on the short R22 not.

RotorWay Scorpion

The open frame tail boom with a small vertical fins with undefined shape, uncovered engine and the somewhat pointed nose are the key characteristics of this two blade helicopter. It also has small horizontal stabiliser.

Sikorsky R-4

The world's first mass-produced helicopter has a square fuselage cross section. The fuselage of the R-4 gradually tapers into the tail boom. It has no vertical stabiliser, but an open frame that holds the tail rotor on top. The tail wheel it attached to the middle of the tail boom by long struts.

Sikorsky R-6

Basically an R-4 with a new fuselage and tail boom, the R-6 has a typical appearance. When on the ground, it is supported by the two main gears at the lowest point, and a tail gear under the long, pointed tail boom. The front fuselage points up and has a small wheel underneath as well. The R-6 has no horizongtal or vertical stabiliser. 

Sikorsky S-51

As the fixed wheeled gear can have different configurations (tail, nose and four legs), the main characteristic is the fuselage cross section. This is a triangle with rounded corners: the top of the fuselage is wider than the bottom.

Sikorsky S-52 (HO5S)

With its rounded fuselage the Sikorsky S-52 looks a bit like an Alouette 3 with four, single wheeled gears, but then with a covered engine (in the fuselage). Its horizontal stabilisers have significant anhedral.