'Fugu' rescue chopper redesigns the Life Flight standard


Despite being named after an amazingly lethal fish, industrial designer Matt Bassett's H1 "Fugu" rescue helicopter is designed to save lives, and do it better than the 'copters that came before. He's worked it out so that the Fugu has the same spacious interior as a Chinook helicopter — the same one our military uses for troop and cargo deliveries — yet the Fugu is almost half its length. For a rescue chopper, that would mean more personnel and supplies, or more patients ferried to a medical center, all while being able to land in a much smaller space. As good as the Fugu sounds, it's just a concept. But hey, that's how it starts, right?

Check out the gallery below for a model of the Fugu and more detail.




Via Yanko Design