Multipurpose helicopter -BK-117
MBB / Kawasaki BK-117- Multi-purpose helicopter, which is designed to transport goods and passengers. Able to perform various tasks - from the evacuation of the wounded and sick to participate in anti-terrorist operations. With special equipment and weaponry mounted helicopter can be used for surveillance and reconnaissance, anti-tank and fire support to troops.
The helicopter was designed in the second half 1970-x companies Kawasaki (Japan), and MBB (Germany), prototypes helicopters were built in Japan and in Germany. The first VC-117, manufactured in Germany, flew 13.06.1979 years, and the first from Japan - 10.08.1979 years. Serial production is performed with 1981 year in both countries.
VK.117 constructively is a continuation of the famous helicopter Vo105 company MBB; when creating widely used advanced technologies and design solutions that are already well-established and proven themselves on Vo105. He became especially popular after the shooting in the most expensive Austrian television series "Alpine Patrol - valued every life."
The characteristics of the aircraft MBB / KawasakiBK 117:
- Length: 13.01m.
- Height: 3,85m (with rotating propellers).
- Empty weight: 1764kg.
- Range with maximum load: 1900km.
- Engines: 2 × turboshaft TurbomecaArriel1E2.
- Link: 2 × 738l. from. (2 × 550kVt).
- Number of seats: 9mest.
- The diameter of the rotor: 11,0m.
- The diameter of the tail rotor: 1,96m.
- The area, which swept rotor: 95,03kv.m.
- Profile wing: NACA23012 / 23010 (rotor blades).
- Track chassis 2,5m.
- Maximum takeoff weight: 3350kg.
- with a load on the suspension: 3500kg.
- The weight of fuel in internal tanks: 558kg.
- Volume of fuel tanks: 685l.
- Permissible maximum speed: 277km / h.
- Maximum speed: 250km / h.
- Cruising speed: 235km / h.
- Practical range: 540km.
- Flight duration: 2ch50min.
- Ceiling: 5480m.
- Static ceiling:
- without the use of ground effect: 3520m.
- using ground effect: 3690m.
- Rate of climb: 10,9m / s.
- The load on the drive: 35,25kg / sq.m.
- with a load on the suspension: 36,8 kg. / sq.
- Thrust-to-weight ratio: 219,8Vt / kg.
- with a load on the suspension: 210,1Vt / kg.
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