Assembly of the Bell Model 49.  Note the horizontal engine installation and rotor system.

The Bell Model 49 was designed as a follow on to the Bell Model 30 Ship 3 and the Bell Model 47 to determine the feasibility of utilizing a co-axial rotor system to eliminate the tail rotor system and to provide more power to the main rotor system.

Source: Vertical Flight Society Historical Committee Report

Bell Model 49 Assembly

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Assembly of the Bell Model 49. Note the horizontal engine installation and rotor system.

The Bell Model 49 was designed as a follow on to the Bell Model 30 Ship 3 and the Bell Model 47 to determine the feasibility of utilizing a co-axial rotor system to eliminate the tail rotor system and to provide more power to the main rotor system.

Source: Vertical Flight Society Historical Committee Report

 

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