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VS-300 Helicopter – Signed Photograph

Signed Photograph


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Photograph of Igor Sikorsky flying the VS-300 helicopter, dated December 1942.

Official stamp on verso, with date by the recipient. Light toning to photograph, two pinholes along top quarter. Inscribed by Igor Sikorsky to Clinton S. Strong, President of Technical Design & Development Co., a supplier of aircraft parts to Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft. Inscription reads: “To Mr. Clinton S. Strong / With kindest regards of Igor Sikorsky. Nov. 19, 1943.” Provenance: From the estate of Susana and Nickolai Sikorsky, the son and daughter-in-law of Igor Sikorsky. Estate sale in West Hartford, CT, May 2021.

Igor Sikorsky (1889-1972) was a Russian-American aviation pioneer, best known for the development of the first viable helicopter. Early in his career in Russia, Sikorsky was successful in designing fixed-wing aircraft. Moving to the United States in 1919, he eventually founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. In the 1930s, the Sikorsky Corporation developed the first flying boats for Pan American Airways to allow for ocean-crossing flights. His most notable achievement came in 1939 with the development of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, the first viable helicopter.

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Location Published

Stratford, Conn.


Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft


Signed Photograph

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Signed Photograph


Very Good


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