The German Navy was impressed with the Kolibri and wanted to evaluate it
for submarine spotting duties, ordering an initial 15 examples, to be
followed by 30 production models. Flight testing of the first two
prototypes was carried out through 1941, including repeated take-offs
and landings ..
The Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (“Hummingbird”) is a single-seat open
cockpit intermeshing rotor helicopter produced by Anton Flettner of
Germany. The Fl 282 was undoubtedly Anton Flettner’s most successful
helicopter development. Prototype testing finished by July of 1940 when
the helicopter en..