The VFW H-3 was a single-engined experimental rotorcraft designed and built in West Germany. Two aircraft were produced by VFW in the early 1970s, registered D-9543 and D-9544. Intended as the first of a family of tip-jet driven helicopters the two H-3 prototypes flew briefly but the method of rotor propulsion was found to be unsuccessful for this size of aircraft. An improved H-4 variant was designed but not built.
Both aircraft have survived, D-9543 is currently on display at the Hubschrauber Museum, Bückeburg with the other H-3 thought to be in a private collection in Germany.
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