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Tango0119 Mar 2020 10:41 p.m. PST

"This autogyro was a licenced built version of the Cierva C.30 autogyro. Originally designed by Juan de la Cierva and built under licence from the Cierva Autogiro Company by A V Roe & Co Ltd (Avro), Lioré-et-Olivier.

Forty aircraft were built in Germany as the Focke-Wulf Fw 30 Heuschrecke (Grasshopper) with a 140 hp (105 kW) Siemens Sh 14A 7-cylinder radial engine. Since the RLM had set high hopes for the gyrocopter aircraft as a liaison plane, an order was issued in December 1935 for 36 aircraft, which was even increased to 43 a few months later. According to aircraft delivery plan no. 8, only 12 of these were delivered by 31 March. Whether afterwards still further were built, is not known…"





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