Designed by Bernard Sznycer and Selma Gottlieb, the 1947 Canamerican S.G.VIE was the first helicopter of all-Canadian construction. The prototype was certificated by civil authorities and developed through A, B, C and D versions. The Canamerican company was formed to produce it in the United States.
Engine: 200 h.p. Franklin 6A4-200-C6
Rotor diameter: 35 ft.
Rotors: 4-blade main; 3-blade tail
Fuselage length: 32 ft.
Loaded weight: 2,550 lb.
Typical range: 200 miles at 78 m.p.h.