Bensen Aircraft

The Bensen Aircraft Corporation was established by Dr. Igor Bensen at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina in 1952 to develop and market a variety of helicopters and autogyros of Bensen's own design.

Bensen Aircraft
TypePrivate company
IndustryAerospace
Founded1952 (1952)
FounderIgor Bensen
Defunct1987 (1987)
FateClosed
Headquarters,
United States

HistoryEdit

The most successful product was the Bensen B-8 that first flew in 1955 and remained in production until the company closed down in 1987.

AircraftEdit

 
Bensen B-8M
Model name First flight Number built Type
Bensen B-5 1953 Rotor kite
Bensen B-6 1953 Rotor kite
Bensen B-7 1955 Rotor kite
Bensen B-8 1955 Autogyro
Bensen B-9 1958 Helicopter
Bensen B-10 1958 1 Experimental VTOL aircraft
Bensen B-11 Autogyro[1]
Bensen B-12 1961 1 Experimental VTOL aircraft
Bensen B-13 1963 [1]
Bensen Mid-Jet 1953 1 Experimental helicopter
Bensen X-25 1968 2 Experimental autogyro

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Eckland, K. O. (11 March 2009). "American airplanes: Ba - Bl". Aerofiles. Retrieved 10 August 2021.

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