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Encyclopedia > Batcopter
The Batcopter from Batman: The Movie.
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The Batcopter from Batman: The Movie.[1]

The Batcopter is the fictional personal helicopter of comic book superhero Batman. Directed by Leslie H. Martinson, the 1966 film Batman: The Movie was based on the Batman comics and the contemporary TV series, and written by Lorenzo Semple Jr. ... Mil (Russian Federation) Mi-8, one of the most common model of military helicopter in the world with more than 12 thousand units built, sixfold quantity comparing to production of the second most common model UH-1 Iroquois. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...

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During Lease

The first appearance of the Batcopter was in the 1966 film Batman: The Movie. Unlike the Batmobile, the Batcycle, and the Batboat, it was not intended for use in the 1960s Batman television series, which did not have the budget to create such elaborate vehicles. While the other vehicles were bought by 20th Century Fox, the Batcopter was only leased for the movie. It cost Fox $750 a day for five days from April 7 to April 11, 1966. // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... Batman is a 1966 film spin-off of the popular Batman television series, and was the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character. ... The Batmobile is the fictional personal automobile of comic book superhero Batman. ... The Batcycle from Batman: The Movie. ... The Batboat from Batman: The Movie[1]. The Batboat is the fictional personal boat of comic book superhero Batman. ... Batman was the title of an exceptionally popular 1960s TV series based on the comic-book character Batman that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) for 2 1/2 seasons from 12 January, 1966 to 14 March, 1968. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 3. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


The Batcopter was a functional helicopter provided by National Helicopter Service. It was based on the Bell 47, which was designed by Bell Helicopter Textron in 1941. The Batcopter was a G3B-1 model, which had previously been used in Lassie Come Home and ABC News. To make the model look more like a superhero vehicle, it was fitted with canvas-covered tubular frames and was painted red. The head of a bat was painted in the front while the Batman symbol was painted on the side. The most dangerous design change was the wings, which reduced power by nearly fifty percent. Bell 47G Bell 47J Bell 47G in M*A*S*H paint scheme. ... It has been suggested that Bell Aircraft Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the year. ... Lassie Come Home is a 1943 film which tells the story of a poor boys dog who, when sold to a rich nobleman, makes a difficult journey to return home to her original owner. ... This article is about the American news organization. ... Vehicles are non-living means of transportation. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... A human head In anatomy, the head of an animal is the rostral part (from anatomical position) that usually comprises the brain, eyes, ears, nose, and mouth (all of which aid in various sensory functions, such as sight, hearing, smell, and taste). ... Suborders Megachiroptera Microchiroptera See text for families. ...


For the scenes at sea, the Batcopter was taped at Marineland of the Pacific in Palos Verdes, California. Most of the shots were relatively far away as the pilot was Harry Haus, not Adam West, the actor playing Batman. Hubie Kerns donned the Batman outfit to perform the stunts, namely climbing the rope ladder attached to the helicopter while kicking an exploding shark. Sunset at sea Look up Sea in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Look up maritime in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Marineland of the Pacific was a public aquarium operated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula from 1954 through 1987. ... Adam West Adam West (born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, USA) is best known as the actor who played the role of Batman on the original television program that ran from 1966 to 1968. ... Coils of rope used for long-line fishing A rope (IPA: ) is a length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength for pulling and connecting. ... A ladder A ladder is a vertical set of steps. ... Orders Carcharhiniformes Heterodontiformes Hexanchiformes Lamniformes Orectolobiformes Pristiophoriformes Squaliformes Squatiniformes Sharks are groups (superorder Selachimorpha) of fish, with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a streamlined body. ...


After Lease

When the Batcopter was returned to National, the wings and tubes were removed. It was repainted to look like all the other helicopters and was used for various purposes over the years, such as covering the 1968 Super Bowl. Eventually National replaced its Bell 47's and sold them. The helicopter which had previously served as the Batcopter was bought by the President of NockAir Helicopter, Inc., Eugene Nock. He repainted it and replaced the tubes so that it could once again be called the Batcopter. The wings, however, were not replaced as they caused so much power reduction. The Batcopter has been retrofitted with new equipment and electronics so that it can now attain altitudes up to 18000 feet, speeds up to 105 miles per hour, and flight times up to 2 hours and 45 minutes. Date January 14, 1968 Stadium Orange Bowl Stadium City Miami, Florida MVP Bart Starr, Quarterback Favorite Packers by 13 1/2 National Anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Halftime show Grambling State University Band Attendance 75,546 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray Scott... The field of electronics comprises the study and use of systems that operate by controlling the flow of electrons (or other charge carriers) in devices such as thermionic valves and semiconductors. ... Flight is the process of flying: either movement through the air by aerodynamically generating lift or aerostatically using buoyancy, or movement beyond earths atmosphere by spacecraft. ...


Toys

Kenner created a Batcopter toy in the 1984 as part of its Super Powers Collection. It was remade in black and gold in 1990 as part of The Dark Night Collection. Art Asylum also created a toy version of the Batcopter for C3 Sets Wave 2 of Minimates in 2005. Kenner Products was a toy company founded in 1947 by Albert, Phillip, and Joseph Steiner, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was named after the street where the original corporate offices were located. ... Teddy bear A toy is something to play with, for children, adults or both, or pets. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Super Powers Collection was a line of action figures based on DC Comics superheroes and supervillains that was created by Kenner Toys in the 1980s. ... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... This article is about the year. ... Art Asylum is a New York City based design studio and toy company. ... Minimates are a block styled miniature action figure created by Art Asylum. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ The Batcopter used in the BATMAN movie was just a standard Bell hellicopter. Wings were added, and then a Bat head was painted on it to give it the look of a Big Flying Bat. It is not known what became of the Batcopter.
  2. ^ How cool is this? Has nose cone that shoots off and reels back on a winch. Bottom of rotor traps villains. Was molded in black and rereleased for The Dark Knight Collection. The release of this fine piece left many fans hoping for a full set of all of batman's vehicles- a wish that did not come true until the BTAS line in 1992.

External links

  • The Unofficial Batcopter Biography
  • Batman: Collected Issues of the Dark Knight - Batman #203

 
 

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