From Russia with a BANG....

kolibri282

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Here is a design idea for a roadable autogyro from 1943, just in case you need some more bang for your buck. Wouldn't you love to have a 0.50 cal powered gun turret to blast all the logheads out of your way that so often seem to crowd the streets when you are in a hurry....;-)

http://alternathistory.com/boevoj-avtozhir-aeromobil-l-p-kurbala-proekt-1943-g/

I very much doubt though, that the 100hp M-11 engine would have been sufficient to get the thing off the ground. I remember that the M-11 was described as too weak for lighter designs than this one. As a bonus you get a ski version for bad weather in the winter, when the ceiling is too low for flying.
 
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DavePA11

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That is really cool. Didn’t realize gyros were considered in military applications back then. Thanks for sharing!
 

Jean Claude

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Like them, I has long been tempted to design a "wheel" with belts and rollers to reduce clutter and drag. But I gave it up.
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nice idea, might even work without tread with larger diameters. I think two tandem wheels spaced 1.5 X diameter apart produce less drag than one wheel. This arrangement was used on strojnik S-2

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kolibri282

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Quote: Didn’t realize gyros were considered in military applications back then /Quote
The Russians had an autogyro that actually flew in combat in a tactical reconnaissance role, Dave, the Kamov A-7:
http://www.airpages.ru/ru/soviet_autogyro.shtml
https://topwar.ru/74475-boevoy-avtozhir-ni-kamova.html
https://ok.ru/nashiioni/topic/67863694106696

Another gyro that was tested was the single seat A-12. It is not clear, what they intended to do with it. You sometimes find statements that it was intended to be fighter, but with an aircraft that can pull no more than 2g this sounds fairly unlikely to me.
http://krasvozduh.ru/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Avtozhir-Mihaila-Leontevicha-Milya-i-N.K.Skrzhinskogo-A-12.jpg
 
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