For starters let me clear that the Focke-Wulf FW 61 was built in 1936 and the VS-300 built by Igor Sirkosky first flew in 1939. So I have just established that the FW-61 was the first functional helicopter ever built.
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The He 178 was the first turbojet powered aircraft ever to be built. It was designed by the German company in accordance its director Ernst Heinkel. In 1936, Hans Van Ohain approached Heinkel with his own prototype centrifugal-flow engine. Now, Heinkel was impressed and with some modifications to the engine, they built the aircraft.
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