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. 

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.

Yakovlev Yak-24

Yakovlev tried the tandem rotor design as well, but not many were built. Typical for the Yak-24 are the fixed single wheel gears placed relatively far from the fuselage. It has horizontal stabilisers with end plates, but these have dihedral. The Yak has radial piston engines in the rear fuselage.