Identify by helicopter characteristics








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. 

The Gazelle was one of this first helicopters with a shrouded tail rotor. Additionally, it has a droplet shaped fuselage, on top of which the engine is slightly separated from the (rear) fuselage. The helicopter has a three blade main rotor, and skids with standard tubes. 

Sud-Est/Sud Aviation/Aérospatiale Alouette II & Lama

The Alouette II & Lama are composed of three elements: a framed, dome-shaped cabin with a lot of windows, the middle with fuel tank and an uncovered engine on top, and an open framework tail boom. The helicopter has a three blade main rotor and two blade tail rotor, on the right. Most have skids as landing gear, but some have a four leg wheeled gear.

The Alouette III retains the exposed engine and basic rotor system of the Alouette II, but for the rest it is different. The wide, rounded cabin and fuselage form one entity with a lot of windows at the front. The tail boom is covered, and the Alouette III has a fixed tricycle gear. The helicopter has a three blade main rotor and three blade tail rotor, on the right.

TAI T625 Gökbey

This helicopter is quite similar to the Leonardo AW139. However, the T625 has a more rounded side of fuselage and tail boom (no 'body line') and has end plates at the tips of the horizontal stabilisers. Other differences are much smaller. (photo: tolgaozbekcom/WikiMedia)

Westland Lynx & Leonardo Wildcat

The best way to distinguish the Lynx or Wildcat is by looking for the long rounded nose and the tail boom that is somewhat pointing down. The Lynx can be fitted with skids or a wheeled gear. In case of wheels, the two main gears can be tilted around the vertical axis, to make the Lynx unable to move, but the heli can still taxi on its wheels when they are tilted right. 

Westland Scout

This helicopter has a four blade main rotor and a two blade tail rotor. The fuselage and tail boom have external, horizontal stiffners. The turboshaft engine is not covered and the horizontal stabiliser with small oval end plates is put directly underneath the end of the tail boom. The front, in particluar the short nose and window configuration, reminds a bit of a locust/grasshopper. The Scout is very similar in appearance to the Westland Wasp, the wheeled navy version.