26 Jun 1936 Germany
  • Piloted by Ewald Rohlfs, the Focke-Wulf Fw 61 V1 twin-rotor helicopter made its first flight of about half a minute duration. The Fw 61 was the world's first completely successful helicopter design. ww2dbase [AC]
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  • The Soviet Council on Labor and Defense presented a ten-year plan to the Politburo for a 1,360,000-ton navy. ww2dbase [Moscow | CPC]

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