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Helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter. Specifications. A photo.

 

VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter - a light multi-purpose helicopter of the German production, developed in 1970, the company «VFW-Fokker».

 

VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter photo

 

Design of multi-purpose helicopter of the German VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter began aircraft manufacturers of the company «VFW-Fokker» in the second half 60-ies of the last century. Guide German company had the intention to establish a multipurpose aircraft, general purpose boat that can carry a large number of tasks, ranging from patrolling the area and ending with shipment of goods, performance of search and rescue operations, etc. Despite the fact that the helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter found also very active use in military aviation, the project officially applies to civil aviation.

The compact design of the helicopter, powerful propulsion system and aerodynamic shape of the fuselage aircraft provide VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter high maneuverability, that at the time of production of this aircraft has been very promising and popular.

The first flight tests of VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter Air model ships were held in April 1970 years, and, thanks to the successful completion of all the necessary tests, the helicopter was able to obtain a safety certificate, after which the project was aimed at mass production, where he stayed for only a few years - it performance did not meet the consumer in full, and extremely complex services require a large infusion of funds.

 

A photoVFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter

 

The cabin of the aircraft is equipped with three seats, which makes it possible to transport on board of three people, including one pilot and two passengers. Despite the relatively small cockpit, the helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter has a definite prospect, however, in the field of commercial aviation practically can not be used for a variety of reasons. In most aircraft VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter suited for observation and patrol flights ,, as agricultural air technology, for search and rescue operations, and, due to lack of space on board, the helicopter can not be used for transportation goods, which is one of the factors of its low demand.

Multiple aircraft VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter is equipped with a gas turbine power plant type, consisting of one aircraft engine brands Allison 250-C20, which has a towing capacity of 400 hp The maximum flight range of the aircraft VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter is 320 kilometers, while the maximum traveling speed can reach 295 km \ h.

 

Specifications VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter.

 

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 9,3 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,5 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,68 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 335 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 650 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 223 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 295 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 320 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • Powerplant: Allison 250-C20;
  • Power: 400 hp

 

 

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