The first certificated helicopter in Canada and the entire the British Commonwealth, the SG-VI-D (nicknamed the "Grey Gull") was developed as a utility helicopter. It featured tricycle undercarriage with an enclosed cabin.
A follow-up variant (the SG-VI-E) was developed with a more powerful engine, but was never produced.
Read more about the SG-VI-D, as well as the entire program, in "The Sznycer-Gottlieb Grey Gull: Canada’s First Certified Helicopter" by Kenneth I. Swartz. This article first appeared in Vertiflite, September / October 2014.
Design authority: Sznycer-Gottlieb
Primary manufacturer: Sznycer-Gottlieb
Parent type: Sznycer-Gottlieb SG-VI
Aircraft status: No longer flying
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor
Crew required: 1 in Side-by-side arrangement
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)