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Sznycer Omega BS-12 helicopter

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Picture Omega-BS-12
General
Manufacturer Sznycer
Type Omega BS-12
Introduced 3/1/1958
In production? No
Units produced 4
Price US $ 7,500.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 0 ft
Length 36.75 ft
Height 13 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description

The Sznycer Omega BS-12 was a utility helicopter manufactured by Omega Aircraft Corporation.It first took flight in October of 1956.

Although Bernard Sznycer’s SG-VI-D/E Gray Gull never went into production, the design itself was considered a success and the Omega BS-12 represents a continuation of that design evolution. The BS-12 was meant to be a flying crane and utility helicopter. Specifically, it was meant to be inexpensive, easy to manufacture and most importantly cost-effective to run.

The BS-12 used a twin-engine design, sporting two 210 horsepower Franklin piston engines. It was designed in such a way that it could land safely with just one operation engine, even if loaded with heavy cargo. Four passengers could be housed in the BS-12, but it was possible to fit an underslung passenger cabin as well.

The BS-12 was not a success and four units are known to have been produced. The program was canceled in 1960.

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Design features
  • Tricyle landing gear
  • Enclosed cabin
  • Open tubular tailboom
  • Engines mounted on either side of the gearbox
Description

The Sznycer Omega BS-12 was a utility helicopter manufactured by Omega Aircraft Corporation.It first took flight in October of 1956.

Although Bernard Sznycer’s SG-VI-D/E Gray Gull never went into production, the design itself was considered a success and the Omega BS-12 represents a continuation of that design evolution. The BS-12 was meant to be a flying crane and utility helicopter. Specifically, it was meant to be inexpensive, easy to manufacture and most importantly cost-effective to run.

The BS-12 used a twin-engine design, sporting two 210 horsepower Franklin piston engines. It was designed in such a way that it could land safely with just one operation engine, even if loaded with heavy cargo. Four passengers could be housed in the BS-12, but it was possible to fit an underslung passenger cabin as well.

The BS-12 was not a success and four units are known to have been produced. The program was canceled in 1960.

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Design features:
  • Tricyle landing gear
  • Enclosed cabin
  • Open tubular tailboom
  • Engines mounted on either side of the gearbox
Performance
Persons 4
Max. Range 155 mi
Cruise Speed 85 mph
Max. Speed 86 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1200 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 11319 ft
Gross Weight 4200 lb
Empty Weigt 3125 lb
Useful Load 1075 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 0 gallons
Number of Engines 2
Engine Type Piston
Engine Code Franklin 6AS-335
Horse Power 210
Rotorhead Fully articulated
Number of rotorblades 4
Rotor Diameter 39 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 0 ft
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