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The helicopter Lockheed CL-475. Specifications. A photo.
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The helicopter Lockheed CL-475. Specifications. A photo.

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.

 

DrivingLockheed CL-475

 

One of the negative aspects of the Lockheed CL-475 model aircraft was its small capacity - the aircraft manufacturers did not provide for the placement of more than two people on board, while the real cost of the aircraft turned out to be very high for consumers, which was why the decision was not made Run this model in production. For the same reason, which is limited space on board the aircraft, Lockheed CL-475 helicopter was not suitable for carrying cargo on its board, which also significantly limited its capabilities and functional application.

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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