A remarkable creation

TECHNICAL DETAILS FAIREY ROTODYNE

The first prototype aircraft under construction at Fairey’s Hayes, Middlesex, plant in January 1956. AEROPLANE

An innovative design it may have been, but in terms of its main structure the Fairey Rotodyne was essentially conventional. The basis of the prototype was a rectangular metal box 8ft (2.46m) wide and 6ft (1.85m) high. At the rear of the fuselage were large clamshell doors which enabled the aircraft to carry a variety of loads ranging from passengers to cars.

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