Helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche. Specifications. A photo.

Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche - combat attack helicopter developed in 1996, the aircraft companies «Boeing Helicopters» and «Sikorsky Aircraft».

Photo Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

The design of the combat attack helicopter of the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche model was started by the aircraft manufacturers of such American manufacturers as Boeing Helicopters and Sikorsky Aircraft in 1991. The main purpose of developing a new military helicopter was the need to replace the previous models of attack aircraft. The initiator for this project was the US military command, at the same time, about 6,9 billion dollars were allocated for the creation of a new prospective attack helicopter, which in essence should lead to the creation of a high-quality and sought-after aircraft.

Already in the 1996 year, the helicopter model Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche made its first flight, which turned out to be very successful, but, nevertheless, required a number of improvements in its design and technical part. Due to the fact that the completion of the aircraft was very delayed, the project was very expensive, which is why it was eventually canceled.

Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche photo

Helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche has a very powerful weapons, which allows a very effective control of large clusters of the enemy, including armored and aerial equipment. Armed with the model Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche is:

  • 20-mm. automatic aircraft gun;
  • Includes anti-tank missiles;
  • Kit rockets;
  • Set missiles for air combat means.

One of the most striking shortcomings of the system of arms Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 combat Comanche attack helicopter was missing arms package to fight the power of the enemy alive.

In the cockpit of military attack helicopters Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche can accommodate two people - a pilot and gunner, while, due to the fact that the vehicle belongs to a class of combat aircraft means carriage on board of persons and goods is not possible.

Helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche

The helicopter has a power plant consisting of two gas turbine aircraft engines LHTEC T800-LHT-801, each of which has a 1565 hp thrust that allows the aircraft to accelerate to a maximum flight speed of 325 km / h. The maximum combat range of a Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche helicopter is 485 kilometers, while the ferry flight range is 2220 kilometers.

Despite the fact that the American combat helicopter Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche did not mass-produced and the project was canceled, experts believe that in the future production of aircraft data can be resumed.

Specifications Boeing-Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche.

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 14,28 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,37 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11,06 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 4218 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 7896 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 305 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 325 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 720 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4566 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × LHTEC T800-LHT-801;
  • Power: 2 × 1565 hp

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