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.
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Total Asboth Production