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Helicopter MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird. Specifications. A photo.

 

MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird - easy US military helicopter production, developed by aircraft manufacturer «MD Helicopters» and manufactured with 1980 years for use in special operations.

 

A photoMD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird

 

The first developments of the light military helicopter MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird began with American aircraft engineers in 1959, while the project was reworked several times over four years until the first original design of the aircraft was finally presented in the final year of 1963. Nevertheless, the primary prototype did not meet several requirements, in particular, the design of the aircraft was rather cumbersome and did not allow to move at high speeds, which in turn prevented the proper use of the helicopter in special operations.

Depending on the modification of helicopters MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird, on board can accommodate up to people 8 - 2 6 crew and paratroopers armed with light small arms. In some cases, a helicopter of this model can also be used with a search and rescue aircraft, or the same as a medical helicopter.

 

MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird Photo

 

The aircraft of this model has proved itself in many special operations conducted by the US Armed Forces. Due to the lightness and compactness of the design, the aircraft is very maneuverable, which in turn allows for maximum rapid landing on the ground and leave the place of fire in the event of such a need. A number of modifications of the helicopter MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird equipped with a sufficiently powerful armament, allowing to fight against the ground forces of the alleged enemy, in particular, the weaponry may include 30-mm. Aircraft automatic gun, 2 machine gun of the caliber 7,62 mm., 2 heavy 12,7 mm. Machine gun, 2 set of unguided missiles, 2 anti-tank missiles to combat armored vehicles, etc. As a rule, for open combat, the lightly armored helicopter MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird is not suitable, but can be used as a fire cover weapon.

 

HelicopterMD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird

 

Powerplant helicopters MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird presented a turboshaft engine Allison T63-A-5A able to develop traction until 425 hp, which in turn provides a helicopter and a good load capacity and the ability to carry out the flight with a maximum speed of up to 282 km \ h.

Helicopter MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird is available in several different versions and modified versions, which differ, as a rule, the objectives of its application:

  • MD Helicopters AH-6C Little Bird - A multi-purpose version of a military helicopter, suitable for carriage on board his armed band of soldiers, and providing fire air cover;
  • MD Helicopters EH-6E Little Bird - A special version of the helicopter to conduct electronic warfare and intelligence, as well as the organization of military action (air command post);
  • MD Helicopters MH-6E Little Bird - An improved version of the helicopter, providing unobtrusive movement in the air, and is used as a rule for special operations related to the evacuation of a serviceman or dropping them in a given area;
  • MD Helicopters AH-6F Little Bird - Armored version for combat operations against enemy ground forces;
  • MD Helicopters AH-6G Little Bird - Armored version of the helicopter, similar versions of MD Helicopters AH-6F Little Bird, but with a modified view of weapons;
  • MD Helicopters AH-6H Little Bird - Modification to provide fire cover to the air;
  • MD Helicopters AH / MH-6J Little Bird - A modified version of the helicopter, which is a transport-combat version, with improved power plant and increased flight performance;
  • MD Helicopters AH / MH-6M Little Bird - A special variant of the helicopter;
  • MD Helicopters A / MH-6X Little Bird - A special version of the helicopter;
  • MD Helicopters KUS-VH Little Bird - Special design developed for the armed forces of South Korea.

 

Specifications MD Helicopters MH-6 Little Bird.

 

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 6 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 9,8 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 3 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,3 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 722 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1406 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 250 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 282 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 430 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 5700 m .;
  • Powerplant: Allison T63-A-5A (depending on version);
  • Power: 425 hp (Depending on version).

 

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