", This page was last edited on 31 October 2020, at 03:34. Both parts are for the engine or transmission covers/panels. Well, at least not so fiddly. It’s A Plane! In an interesting twist, the Fl 265 was “combat tested” against a Fw 190 and Me 109 in mock battles - both fighters were not able to score a kill against the agile Fl 265 (this was recorded on film). The FL 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird) was developed in the early 1940's by German aviation engineer Anton Flettner, and is considered to be the world's first serial production helicopter. "The Luftwaffe Profile Series No.6 - Flettner Fl 282", 1996. The Fl 282's fuselage was constructed from steel tube covered with doped fabric, and it was fitted with a fixed tricycle undercarriage. More information about formatting options, Contact / Site Feedback | Site Map | Site Disclaimer and Privacy Policy | Admin Login. Prototype testing finished by July of 1940 when the helicopter entered service. From Autumn 1942 until winter 1943 V-6 served on the minelayer ship “Drache”. The one which was captured by USSR is displayed in Moscow at the Aviation Institute (National Research University). MiniArt Models provides one marking option in two color schemes: overall light gray or overall dark green (RLM 71). Allowed HTML tags: