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The helicopter AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant. Specifications. A photo.
AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant - a multi-purpose transport-passenger helicopter, developed by aircraft manufacturer «AgustaWestland» in 2000 year.
A photoAgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant
The helicopter AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant were developed by Italian aircraft manufacturers of the company «AgustaWestland» in 90-ies of the last century. The main initiator of the beginning of development have become the Canadian air force, who required high-quality multi-purpose aircraft that can be used for transportation on its board a large number of military personnel, transportation of goods, as well as to participate in search and rescue operations.
Model AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant began to be developed in the not previously well-proven model AgustaWestland AW101, However, and the appearance of the aircraft, and aircraft performance indicators have been carefully optimized for the requirements of the Air Forces of Canada.
AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormoranta photo
The helicopter AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant has made its first flight in 2000-year, and due to the fact that the test trials have shown satisfactory results of the project almost immediately was sent into production, where he continues to be to this day. However, the large spread of the aircraft did not receive, and today its operation is conducted exclusively by the Air Force of Canada, while it was expected that the project can receive widespread in the US and in some European countries, which prior to the current the moment has not happened.
On board the helicopter AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant can accommodate up to 4100 kg of payload, or else, the helicopter can carry out transportation to 45 military (standing), which makes it very efficient in terms of its operational capacity. As a combat helicopter means not applicable, as there is no possibility of using any kind or type of weapons.
HelicopterAgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant
The power plant helicopter AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant has three turboshaft engines of the brand General Electric T700-T6A1, which allow the aircraft to develop a total power of 5175 hp, which provides helicopter high rate of duty, and allows you to accelerate up to speed in 278 km \ h . (Maximum airspeed). The maximum distance that the helicopter model AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant can perform flights is 1390 kilometers.
According to official data, during the period at 2000 2013 year, aircraft manufacturers of the company «AgustaWestland» 15 was built model aircraft AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant, at the same time, production of aircraft continues to date.
Specifications AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant.
- Crew: 5 people;
- Capacity: 45 people (depending on layout);
- helicopter length: 22,81 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 6,65 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 18,6 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 10500 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 14600 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 278 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 1390 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 3050 m .;
- Powerplant: 3 × General Electric T700-T6A1;
- Power: 3 × 1725 hp
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