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Asboth

Oscar Asboth


History

Oscar (or Oszkár) Asboth (b. 31 March 1891 in Pankota, d. 27 February 1960 in Budapest) was a Hungarian aeronautical engineer and early proponant of the helicopter. Most of Asboth's activities took place in his native Hungary where he produced four helicopters, which are outside the context of this website.

In 1930, a British delegation went to Budapest, and Asboth's AH.4 was flown by Capt R.N.Liptrot to a height of l00ft and covered a distance of 1.67 miles. The result of this was that in 1935, Asboth signed an agreement with the Air Ministry to design a new type, the AH.5, based upon his concepts. The design was completed and it was to have been constructed by the Blackburn Aircraft Company, but this was prevented by the approach of war and Asboth returned to Berlin.

Company References
  1. The Evolution of the British Rotorcraft Industry 1842-2012, David Gibbings (The Journal of Aeronautical History, Royal Aeronautical Society, 2012, available at https://www.aerosociety.com/media/4854/the-evolution-of-the-british-rotorcraft-industry-1842-2012.pdf




Project Data top

Project No
Type No
Name
Alternative Name(s)
Year
Spec (Requirement)
Status
Qty
Description
References
         1935    Proj  0  2S, 1E co-axial rotor helicopter  1,2

Project References
  1. The Evolution of the British Rotorcraft Industry 1842-2012, David Gibbings (The Journal of Aeronautical History, Royal Aeronautical Society, 2012, available at https://www.aerosociety.com/media/4854/the-evolution-of-the-british-rotorcraft-industry-1842-2012.pdf
  2. https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4907.0 html



Production Data

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