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Flettner Fl 184

Flettner Fl 184
Role Autogyro
Manufacturer Flettner
Designer Anton Flettner
First flight 1930s
Number built 1

The Flettner 184 was a German night reconnaissance and anti-submarine autogyro developed during the 1930s.


  • Design 1
  • History 2
  • Specifications 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6


The Fl 184 was a two-seat autogyro with an enclosed cabin. The Fl 184 rotors had a length of 12 m and a cyclic pitch control system. The aircraft's power was supplied by a 140 hp Siemens-Halske Sh 14 radial engine that drove a two-bladed wooden propeller.


The sole Fl 184, given the registration D-EDVE, was scheduled to be tested for night reconnaissance in late 1936. However, before these tests could take place, it caught fire whilst in flight and crashed.

After the crash the entire program was cancelled and no more aircraft were manufactured.


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Powerplant: 1 × Siemens-Halske Sh 14 7-cyl. air-cooled radial piston engine, 104 kW (139 hp)
  • Main rotor diameter: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)
  • Main rotor area: 113.1 m2 (1,217 sq ft) 3-bladed autorotating
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch tractor propeller




Further reading

  • From Autogiro to Gyroplane: The Amazing Survival of an Aviation Technology : Bruce H. Charnov (2003)
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