The Bell 47 is a single-rotor, single-engine, light helicopter designed and built by Bell Helicopter. The Bell 47 was introduced in 1946, derived from the third Bell 30 prototype which was designed by the exceptional Arthur M. Young. There were several variants created initially, each varying in apperance and construction, some with open cockpits or sheet metal cabins, fabric covered or open structures, even a four-wheel landing gear option available. The breakthrough in the Bell 47’s history was in 1953, with the introduction of the 47G, which became infamous due to its distinctive “soap-bubble” cabin and exposed tail. The Bell 47 also gained popularity as a result of the television station KTLA of Los Angeles purchasing a helicpoter for news reporting purposes. The “Telecopter” was equipped with a television camera, making its first flight in 1958, with inventor John D. Silva on board.
Red Box is pleased to offer a great range of ground power and support equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units, aviation tools, and more, which are perfectly suited to the requirements of the Bell 47 aircraft.
This includes the popular RBI9400T mechanic hand trolley case complete with 161 BAHCO tools, the RBPS25 continuous power unit, which is ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks or for continuous powering of equipment during operations, without draining the onboard aircraft batteries and the RB25A for starting the aircraft, helping to avoid hot starts . We also offer a combination of start and continuous power in one unit for the Bell 47 aircrafts in our TC3000 range.
View all recommended ground power equipment, tools and Tugs for the Bell 47 aircrafts below.