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The Bo 105 helicopter is one of the most successful flying machines, developed in the Federal Republic of Germany. Fourteen hundred were built.

The history of civil air rescue in Germany is inseparably linked to the Bo 105. It began when the first yellow ADAC rescue helicopter entered service at Munich Harlaching Hospital in 1970. The fully restored exhibit on display reminds of the first rescue helicopter "Christoph 1" with the serial number 5, which was completely destroyed in an accident during a mission in 1975. The three-man crew lost their lives at the time.

The displayed object is the serial number 1 and served for many years as an experimental vehicle for the manufacturer and the Technical University of Munich. The core technical innovation in the Bo 105 was the hingeless rotor head - a principle that has proven itself to this day in the successor models. Glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GRP) was used for the first time in the construction of the rotor blades.

The Bo 105 was the standard model in Germany and numerous other countries for many years as a multi-purpose helicopter as well as for military, police, civil protection and, last but not least, air rescue.

    Technical specifications:

    • Manufacturer: Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm, Ottobrunn / Donauwörth, 1970
    • Rotor diameter: 9.84 m
    • Take-off weight:  2300 kg
    • Payload: 569 kg
    • Crew / passengers: 1/4
    • Cruising speed: 230km/h
    • Max. altitude: 5000 m
    • Range: 575 km
    • Propulsion: 2 x shaft power engines Allison 250 C20
    • Power: 2 x 290 kW