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The Bell 47 is a single-rotor single-engine light helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It was based on the third Bell30 prototype, which was the company’s first helicopter designed by Arthur M. Young. The 47 became the first helicopter certified for civilian use on 8March 1946. The first civilian delivery was made on 31December 1946 to Helicopter Air Transport. More than 5,600 Bell47s were produced, including those under license by Agusta in Italy, Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan, and Westland Aircraft in the United Kingdom. The Bell47J Ranger is a modified version with a fully enclosed cabin and tail boom.