First flight of the Bölkow Bö105 (Bö105-V2)

Thursday, February 16, 1967



The first flight was actually by the second prototype (-V2), which was equipped with the Bölkow semi-rigid main rotor. The first protoptype (-V1) flew with a Westland Scout main rotor and was destroyed in a ground resonance incident.

The protoypes had different engines,

V1 - Allison T63

V2 - Allison 250-C-18

V3 - MAN-Turbo 6022A3 (it first flew on 20 Dec, 1967)

V4 - TBA  (it first flew 01 May, 1969)

Source: 'Bolkow's Bo105', FLIGHT International, 18 May 1967, Page 794


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