The helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne. Specifications. A photo.
Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne - American combat attack helicopter developed by «Lockheed Corporation» Aircraft Corporation in 1967 year.
A photoLockheed AH-56 Cheyenne
Design attack helicopter model Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne started by American aircraft manufacturers of the «Lockheed Corporation» company in the early 60-ies. US forces in dire need of high-quality, high-performance and low-cost combat helicopters, in connection with which the leadership of the American aviaproizvoditelnoy companies agreed on the establishment of an appropriate helicopter, however, despite the fact that the project has been very effective, the US military command has decided to using more of the functional attack helicopters aircraft company «Sikorsky Aircraft», which, among other things, proved to be more and more reliable in terms of its operation.
The first test trials helicopter model Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne held in the third week of September 1967 years, thus, the aircraft they successfully passed, however, before the criteria of the Armed forces of the USA, the project was not able to hold on to the same, the production of the helicopters was very consuming, which also did not provide profitability, in collaboration with «Lockheed Corporation» Corporation.
Lockheed AH-56 Cheyennea photo
The helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne has a very acceptable flight-fighting qualities, however, are large enough size of the aircraft deprive him of good maneuverability, which is not always proved effective in dealing with a large force of the enemy. Armed with a helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne are:
- 40-mm. grenade or a machine gun caliber 7,62 mm .;
- 30-mm. automatic aircraft gun;
- Kit rockets to combat ground targets;
- Includes guided missiles for combat ground targets.
The crew of the helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne consists of two people - a pilot and an arrow at it, because the helicopter belongs to a class of shock combat aircraft, carrying on board of persons and goods is not possible.
HelicopterLockheed AH-56 Cheyenne
The power plant of the aircraft Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne consists of a gas turbine aircraft engine brand General Electric T64-GE-16, which is having a capacity of 3925 hp It allows the helicopter to accelerate to maximum speed in 390 km \ h. Maximum range of flight of the aircraft is 1970 kilometers, in essence, provided a large helicopter combat radius of their action, and is one of the most important advantages of this aircraft.
Despite the fact that the helicopter project was canceled very quickly, 10 instances of the impact of the aircraft yet been made, however, to date, these aircraft are part of museum exhibitions.
Specifications Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne.
- Crew: 2 person;
- helicopter length: 16,6 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 4,18 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 15,62 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 5540 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 11740 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 360 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 390 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 1970 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
- Powerplant: General Electric T64-GE-16;
- Power: 3925 hp
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