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Helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche. Specifications. A photo.
Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche - combat attack helicopter developed in 1996, the aircraft companies «Boeing Helicopters» and «Sikorsky Aircraft».
A photoBoeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche
Designing combat attack helicopter model Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was conducted aircraft manufacturers such American brands as «Boeing Helicopters» and «Sikorsky Aircraft» in 1991 year. The main objective of developing a new military helicopter has served the need to replace the previous models of shock aircraft. The initiator of this project was the American military command, in this case, on purpose to create a new long-term impact of the helicopter was allocated about 6,9 billion dollars, in fact, would lead to the creation of high-quality and sought after aircraft.
Already in the year 1996, helicopter model Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche has made its first flight, which was very successful, but, nevertheless, demanded a series of improvements to its design and the technical part. Since the completion of the aircraft is very delayed, the project proved to be very costly, as a consequence, was eventually canceled.
Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche photo
Helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche has a very powerful weapons, which allows a very effective control of large clusters of the enemy, including armored and aerial equipment. Armed with the model Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche is:
- 20-mm. automatic aircraft gun;
- Includes anti-tank missiles;
- Kit rockets;
- Set missiles for air combat means.
One of the most striking shortcomings of the system of arms Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 combat Comanche attack helicopter was missing arms package to fight the power of the enemy alive.
In the cockpit of military attack helicopters Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche can accommodate two people - a pilot and gunner, while, due to the fact that the vehicle belongs to a class of combat aircraft means carriage on board of persons and goods is not possible.
HelicopterBoeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche
The helicopter has a propulsion system consisting of two gas turbine engines LHTEC T800-LHT-801, each of which has a thrust of 1565 hp, which allows the aircraft to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 325 km \ h. The maximum combat range following a helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche is 485 kilometers away, while the ferry range of flight is 2220 kilometers.
Despite the fact that the American combat helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche did not mass-produced and the project was canceled, experts believe that in the future production of aircraft data can be resumed.
Specifications Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche.
- Crew: 2 person;
- helicopter length: 14,28 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 3,37 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 11,06 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 4218 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 7896 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 305 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 325 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 720 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 4566 m .;
- Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC T800-LHT-801;
- Power: 2 × 1565 hp
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