Multipurpose helicopter - BK-117
Multipurpose helicopter - BK-117

Multipurpose helicopter -BK-117



MBB / Kawasaki BK-117- Multi-purpose helicopter, which is designed to transport goods and passengers. Able to perform various tasks - from the evacuation of the wounded and sick to participate in anti-terrorist operations. With special equipment and weaponry mounted helicopter can be used for surveillance and reconnaissance, anti-tank and fire support to troops.

The helicopter was designed in the second half 1970-x companies Kawasaki (Japan), and MBB (Germany), prototypes helicopters were built in Japan and in Germany. The first VC-117, manufactured in Germany, flew 13.06.1979 years, and the first from Japan - 10.08.1979 years. Serial production is performed with 1981 year in both countries.


BK-117 photo

BK-117 helicopter


VK.117 constructively is a continuation of the famous helicopter Vo105 company MBB; when creating widely used advanced technologies and design solutions that are already well-established and proven themselves on Vo105. He became especially popular after the shooting in the most expensive Austrian television series "Alpine Patrol - valued every life."


Dashboard BK-117

BK-117 Salon



The characteristics of the aircraft MBB / KawasakiBK 117:


  • Length: 13.01m.
  • Height: 3,85m (with rotating propellers).
  • Empty weight: 1764kg.
  • Range with maximum load: 1900km.
  • Engines: 2 × turboshaft TurbomecaArriel1E2.
  • Link: 2 × 738l. from. (2 × 550kVt).
  • Number of seats: 9mest.
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11,0m.
  • The diameter of the tail rotor: 1,96m.
  • The area, which swept rotor: 95,03kv.m.
  • Profile wing: NACA23012 / 23010 (rotor blades).
  • Track chassis 2,5m.
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3350kg.
  • with a load on the suspension: 3500kg.
  • The weight of fuel in internal tanks: 558kg.
  • Volume of fuel tanks: 685l.
  • Permissible maximum speed: 277km / h.
  • Maximum speed: 250km / h.
  • Cruising speed: 235km / h.
  • Practical range: 540km.
  • Flight duration: 2ch50min.
  • Ceiling: 5480m.
  • Static ceiling:
  • without the use of ground effect: 3520m.
  • using ground effect: 3690m.
  • Rate of climb: 10,9m / s.
  • The load on the drive: 35,25kg / sq.m.
  • with a load on the suspension: 36,8 kg. / sq.
  • Thrust-to-weight ratio: 219,8Vt / kg.
  • with a load on the suspension: 210,1Vt / kg.



BK-117. Gallery.

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BK-117 flightBK-117 runwayBK-117 in the snow

BK-117 flightBK-117 in flight view from belowBK-117 in flight side view

BK-117 flight over grassBK-117 embarkation and disembarkationBK-117 exhibition

BK-117 photos near theBK-117 photo in the skyBK-117 arriving helicopter


BK-117 video



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