The helicopter Lockheed CL-475. Specifications. A photo.
Lockheed CL-475 - American light multi-purpose helicopter pilot, designed «Lockheed Corporation» Corporation in 1959 year.
Lockheed CL-475 photo
Work on the design of the pilot of the aircraft model Lockheed CL-475 started by American aircraft manufacturers of the corporation «Lockheed Corporation» in the middle of 50-ies of the last century, moreover, the project was exclusively a test character with an option to run these aircrafts serial production, and, as a for civilian and for military purposes, which in turn was supposed to provide a multi-purpose use of this aircraft.
At the stage of its development, the helicopter Lockheed CL-475 got a good aerodynamic shape, which allows the aircraft to be highly maneuverable, with specialists also considered the possibility of installation on the model more powerful and productive engine that would have allowed him among other things, to accelerate and to high velocities.
Its first test flight of the aircraft model Lockheed CL-475 has made in November 1959 years, while, with the exception of a fairly low airspeed, the helicopter, in general, fully met the expectations of aircraft manufacturers, and therefore, subsequently, on the basis of that aircraft began to appear other aircraft, including as a pilot nature, and launched into production.
One of the negative aspects of the flying machine model Lockheed CL-475 was small its capacity - aircraft manufacturers did not provide accommodation on board for more than two people, while the real value of the aircraft has been very high for consumers, and therefore it was decided not run the model in production. According to all the same reason, which consists in the limited space on board an aircraft, helicopter Lockheed CL-475 was neprisposoblen for transportation of cargo on its board, which is also largely limited its possibilities and functional applications.
Because the helicopter Lockheed CL-475 represent only an experimental version of the aircraft, it uses a very low-powered propulsion system piston type including one aircraft engine brand Lycoming VO-360-A1A, four working cylinder which can develop cravings just 140 hp With the use of this power plant, helicopter Lockheed CL-475 can accelerate to a top speed of 145 km \ h., And the length of the distance to overcome in 120 kilometers.
A photoLockheed CL-475
All For aircraft manufacturers was built only one instance of the aircraft, then it is optimized for the test.
Specifications Lockheed CL-475.
- Crew: 1 person;
- Capacity: 1 people;
- helicopter length: 11,6 m .;
- The height of the helicopter: 2,82 m .;
- The diameter of the rotor: 9,76 m .;
- Weight of empty helicopter: 737 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 907 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 130 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 145 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 120 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 610 m .;
- Powerplant: Lycoming VO-360-A1A;
- Power: 140 hp
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