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Helicopter HESA Shahed 278. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter HESA Shahed 278. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter HESA Shahed 278. Specifications. A photo.


HESA Shahed 278 - light multi-purpose helicopter, developed in 2002, the aircraft manufacturer «Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company».


A photoHESA Shahed 278


Multiple aircraft model HESA Shahed 278 was designed by Iranian aircraft manufacturers at the end of 90-ies of the last century. As a basis, the Iranian engineers used models such as the helicopters Bell 206, Which is very clearly seen in the design and performance of the aircraft, and Panha Shabaviz 206-1, who had borrowed the technical component of the aircraft.

Фактически, вертолёт HESA Shahed 278 разрабатывался исключительно для военных целей, при этом, в Вооружённых силах Ирана, данная модель воздушного судна применяется и в качестве средства для перевозки на своём борту военнослужащих и военного командования, для транспортировки различного рода грузов, и в качестве разведывательного и патрульного средства, причём, вертолёт HESA Shahed 278 может также применяться и в качестве средства огневой поддержки, однако, эффективность его использования в этом случае является весьма низкой, так как летательный аппарат не может бороться с бронированной техникой.


HESA Shahed 278 photo


The first flight of the helicopter HESA Shahed 278 was promoted to 2002 year, and due to the fact that all the flight tests have been successfully completed, the current model came into production, where, in spite of the limited edition, has been very promising, helped mainly Realized improvements, largely beyond the capabilities of a helicopter model Bell 206.

Helicopter HESA Shahed 278 has a light and compact design that provides high aircraft maneuverability. In addition, the aircraft structure can be further enhanced armor plates, it can be used even during the conduct of hostilities.


HelicopterHESA Shahed 278


The aircraft model ship cabin HESA Shahed 278 4 can accommodate up to people, in particular, we are talking about one pilot and three passengers (soldiers), but, depending on the actual use of the aircraft, the number of transported people can change. In case of necessity, the helicopter HESA Shahed 278 can also be carried and transport various types of cargo, including enough overall, but according to the specifications of the aircraft maximum take-off weight of the aircraft, amounting 1450 kg, can not be exceeded.

The helicopter is equipped with a gas turbine power plant type, consisting of one aircraft engine brand Rolls-Royce 250, 450 having thrust in hp, which is enough to accelerate the aircraft to its maximum speed in 240 km \ h., And overcoming distances at distances 340 kilometers.


Specifications HESA Shahed 278.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 3 person;
  • helicopter length: 11,86 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,9 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,08 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 682 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1450 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 340 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6400 m .;
  • Powerplant: Rolls-Royce 250;
  • Power: 420 hp


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