RAF Bristol Sycamore

The Bristol Type 171 Sycamore was an early helicopter developed and built by the helicopter division of the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It has the distinction of being the first British helicopter to receive a certificate of airworthiness, as well as being the first British-designed helicopter to be introduced by and to serve with the Royal Air Force (RAF).

This RAF Bristol Sycamore was on display at RAF Cosford.

RAF Bristol Sycamore

This was one of the last four Sycamores to be officially retired from RAF service in 1971.

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