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Flettner 282 airborne

The Flettner Fl-282 in a flight trial post-WWII.

The Flettner Fl-282 was an improved version of the Fl-265, both created by German autogyro and helicopter manufacturer Flettner. The Fl-282 was considered to be the world's first produced helicopter.

Battlefield 1942Edit


The Flettner on a heli-pad

The Flettner is a German helicopter prototype featured in the Secret Weapons of WWII expansion. It appears on the multiplayer map, Raid on Agheila and is located on an airfield on the north of the map. There are exactly 2 Flettners, both on 2 individual helipads. It has two weapons, a machine gun mounted on front, and a rocket launcher.

Compared to helicopters in future series, the Flettner is very unstable and is therefore very difficult to handle, often spinning out of control. Rocket launcher is itself very difficult to control, and it can often lead to missed shot. It can be highly effective against Jetpacks. Due to its slow speed, AA guns can also be a great threat. But when practiced and mastered, it can be a really deadly weapon.


  • Oddly enough, the Flettner lacks the ability to fire rockets which are featured under the front wheel.