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Numerous individuals have contributed to the conception and development of the helicopter. The idea appears to have been from nature in origin, meaning that it was derived from a natural phenomena. In this case, the whirling, fruit of the maple tree to a mechanical design. In 1784, French inventors, Launoy and Bienvenue created a toy with a rotary-wing that could lift and fly and proved the principle of helicopter flight. Much like the maple tree fruit as it flies to the ground.

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The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (unofficially Huey) is a military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet theUnited States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952 and first flew on 20 October 1956. Ordered into production in March 1960 the UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military and more than 16,000 have been produced worldwide.