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PZL W-3 Sokół

PZL W-3 Sokół - multipurpose Polish helicopter, which was developed by the end of PZL 1970-x.
PZL W-3 Sokół helicopter is a single-rotor design with a four-blade carrier and the steering three-bladed propellers, dual-engine power plant and fixed landing in flight trёhstoechnym wheel chassis.
Work on the project started in 1973. "Falcon" made the first flight 16.11.1979. In 1985, mass production was launched in Poland.

The helicopter PZL W-3 Sokół photo.

The helicopter PZL W-3 Sokół photo.

Customers delivered approximately 150 helicopters "Falcon". More 80 - in Poland, the rest - in the Czech Republic, Myanmar, Germany, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Russia and the Philippines.
The helicopter is certified in Russia, Poland, Germany, the United States.

The helicopter PZL W-3 Sokół photo.

The helicopter PZL W-3 Sokół photo.

In service:

  • Iraq
  • Poland
  • Myanmar
  • Czech Republic
  • Philippines

The helicopter PZL W-3 Sokół photo booths.

The helicopter PZL W-3 Sokół photo booths.

Features helicopter PZL W-3 Sokół:

  • Crew: 2
  • The greatest number of passengers: 12
  • Capacity: 2550kg
  • Length: 18,79m
  • The diameter of the rotor: 15,70m
  • The diameter of the tail rotor: 3,03m
  • Height: 4,20m
  • Empty weight: 3850kg
  • The highest take-off weight: 6400kg
  • Powerplant: 2 × TVD PZL10W
  • Power: 2 × 662kW (takeoff mode); 2 × 574kW (cruising mode)
  • Maximum speed: 260km / h
  • The speed at FL: 235km / h
  • Practical range: 745km (on main tanks with 1720l volume)
  • Ferrying range: 1180km (with PTB volume 730l)
  • Flight duration: 4 × X12min
  • Ceiling: 4520m
  • Rate of climb: 8,5m / s
  • Small arms and guns: cannon installation with a double-barreled gun HSH23L caliber 23mm
  • Suspension points: 4

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