Helmy Aerogypt I
1939
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Helmy Aerogypt I

Aerogypt I designed and built Heston 1938 by Egyptian S. Helmy, 4-seat trimotor with top of fuselage able to form long-chord slat. Flew February 1939, modified at White Waltham 1943 as twin with nosewheel. C. of A. issued 1946 but damaged beyond repair at start of planned flight to Egypt November 1946.

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Barry, 23.11.2015

There was four marks, but only one aircraft. The original Douglas Sprite engined Aerogypt (seen here) gave way to the Mark II which removed the rather original long chord roof mounted slat. In 1940 end plates were fitted to the wings so becoming the Mark III. In 1943 it was converted to tricycle undercarriage with a pair of Continental 65 h.p A65 engines. Post war it was to be flown to Egypt but suffered a landing accident at R.A.F. Northolt and was damaged beyond repair when the recovery crane dropped it.

peter, 18.02.2012

This aircraft had a long and succesfull career. As a chicken shed !

peter, 18.02.2012

This aircraft had a long and succesfull career. As a chicken shed !

, 17.06.2011

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