Helicopter Aerotecnica AC-14. Specifications. A photo.
Aerotecnica AC-14 - Spanish five-seat multi-purpose military helicopter designed «Aerotecnica» company in 1957 year.
Design helicopter Aerotecnica AC-14 Spanish aircraft manufacturers began to 1955 year. As a basic framework, design engineers using Model Aerotecnica AC-12Which was able to successfully prove itself in the Air Force of Spain, however, could not be as effective as possible in their operational plan.
The main feature of the helicopter Aerotecnica AC-14 is its extended length, compared with the model Aerotecnica AC-12, that allows you to put on the board before 5 people, or just allows the transportation of loads a small weight and size. A number of changes undergone, and also the exterior design of the aircraft, the helicopter ensured less drag in flight, however, because of the increased size of the aircraft, does not positively affected the index maneuverability.
His first experimental helicopter rise into the air Aerotecnica AC-14 1957 carried out in the year, at the same time. because aircraft manufacturers of the company «Aerotecnica» had already had experience with the testing of aircraft like the current, helicopter Aerotecnica AC-14 has successfully completed all the tests, and almost immediately was sent into production. Nevertheless, the demand for aircraft in the model had only the Air Force of Spain, where, for the entire release cycle, 10 aircraft of this model were delivered.
As before, the helicopter Aerotecnica AC-14 could have either open or closed cabin, however, the most popular use layout with a closed cabin, which was due mainly to the fact that the helicopter speed 180 km \ h., The pilot and passengers felt uncomfortable with, especially if it was a question of extended-range flight.
On board the aircraft Aerotecnica AC-14 can accommodate up to five people, including one pilot and four passengers, which greatly increased the functionality of the aircraft of this model compared to the model Aerotecnica AC-12, on board which could accommodate only two persons . Moreover, due to the expansion of space inside the cab, the helicopter Aerotecnica AC-14 can also be used for transporting small loads, provided that the maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft will not be exceeded in 1350 kilogram.
Helicopter Aerotecnica AC-14 equipped with a piston aircraft engine brand Turbomeca Artouste IIB, which is able to develop traction in 400 hp Due to the increased performance of the power plant, has greatly increased the speed and flight of the aircraft, which is at the highest rates can be up to 180 km \ h. Assuming the use of additional fuel tanks, helicopter flights can produce at distances of up to 640 kilometers.
Specifications Aerotecnica AC-14.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Capacity: 4 person;
- helicopter length: 11,2 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 3,1 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 9,6 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 650 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 1350 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 150 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 640 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 6800 m .;
- Powerplant: Turbomeca Artouste IIB;
- Power: 400 hp
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