The helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight. Specifications. A photo.
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The helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight. Specifications. A photo.

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight - twin-rotor transport American multipurpose helicopter developed by Aircraft Corporation «Vertol Aircraft Corporation» and the company «Boeing Vertol» in 1962 year.

Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight Photo

Multiple aircraft model Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight was designed by US aircraft manufacturers at the end of 50-ies of the last century, at the same time, according to its quality objectives, the aircraft was supposed to be a more effective replacement for the aircraft model Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey. In fact, the shape and the helicopter fuselage Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight is practically no different from the vehicle Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, however, the model Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight had a great prospect that has been successfully proven in practice.

The first flight of the helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight was in August 1962 years, at the same time during the test trials, this air vehicle has passed almost all the required tests, except for the two in connection with the project was aimed at further technical refinement and since 1964 years, the helicopter began to be produced commercially.

Manufacture of helicopter model Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight was conducted during the period from 1964 on 1971 years, and during that time the American aircraft manufacturers was established 524 aircraft, some of which continues to be operated, and the other part has been replaced by more modern technology, in particular this applies to the United States naval forces, which ceased operation of helicopters Boeing Vertol CH-46 sea Knight in 2004 year, and the US marine Corps who have given up the operation of aircraft in 2015 year data.

The helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight has the front of the aircraft model, Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey are a number of advantages, in particular, is the high reliability of the helicopter, the universality of its application, as well as high maneuverability, which is important for aircraft that are used in military aviation.

Photo Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight

In addition to the vehicle, helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight can also be positioned and as a means of fire cover from the air, which contributes to the possibility of installation on an aircraft of the two large-caliber machine guns 12,7 mm., As well as the caliber machine gun 7,62 mm. to ensure the defeat of the enemy's manpower and soft-skinned vehicles.

On board his helicopter model Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight may transport up to 2270 kg of payload, which depends mainly on the configuration and modification of the aircraft, or else to transport 24-equipped troops. Among other things, the aircraft can be used as search-and-rescue vehicle, as an escape or a medical helicopter.

In addition to the military sphere of its application, the helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight also operated in civil aviation, but here it is used solely as a means of transport air, used for transportation of goods, including oversized.

The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight model aircraft is equipped with two General Electric T58-GE-16 gas turbine engines (depending on the aircraft version), each of which is capable of developing thrust in the 1870 HP. Through the use of such a power plant, a Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter can accelerate to a maximum speed of 268 km / h, and cover distances to 1020 kilometers.

Helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight

Manufacture of helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight was carried out in the following versions and models:

  • Boeing Vertol Model 107 - A basic prototype of the aircraft;
  • Boeing Vertol Model 107-II - civilian commercial version of the helicopter, designed for the company "New York Airways";
  • Boeing Vertol Model 107M - Military transport version of the helicopter, developed by order of the US Marine Corps;
  • Boeing Vertol YHC-1A - A test version of the helicopter, designed for the US Armed Forces;
  • Boeing Vertol HRB-1 - An experimental version of the aircraft;
  • Boeing Vertol CH-46A Sea Knight - a variant of a medium-capacity transport helicopter developed for the United States Marine Corps;
  • Boeing Vertol UH-46A Sea Knight - Military transport helicopter variant developed for the US Navy;
  • Boeing Vertol HH-46A Sea Knight - version of the search and rescue helicopter, designed for the US Navy;
  • Boeing Vertol RH-46A Sea Knight - planned. But not a released version of the helicopter for the US Navy;
  • Boeing Vertol UH-46B Sea Knight - Modification of the helicopter developed for the US Navy;
  • Boeing Vertol YCH-46C Sea Knight - A special version of the aircraft, designed for operation at the US National Space Agency;
  • Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight - An improved version of the helicopter Boeing Vertol CH-46A Sea Knight, with an upgraded power plant and a number of technical improvements in the design;
  • Boeing Vertol HH-46D Sea Knight - An improved version of the search and rescue helicopter version of Boeing Vertol HH-46A Sea Knight;
  • Boeing Vertol UH-46D Sea Knight - An upgraded version of the version of the Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight, created by order of the US Navy;
  • Boeing Vertol CH-46E Sea Knight - An improved version of the aircraft with updated systems of avionics, hydraulics, etc .;
  • Boeing Vertol HH-46E Sea Knight - search and rescue helicopter with improved flight performance, developed by order of the United States Marine Corps;
  • Boeing Vertol CH-46F Sea Knight - An upgraded version of the version of the Boeing Vertol CH-46D Sea Knight;
  • Boeing Vertol VH-46F Sea Knight - VIP-version of the helicopter;
  • Boeing Vertol CH-46X Sea Knight - A modernized version of the helicopter, intended to be used as a civilian commercial version;
  • Boeing Vertol XH-49 Sea Knight - A special version of the aircraft;
  • Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador - Canadian version of the helicopter, used as a search and rescue tool;
  • Boeing Vertol CH-113A Voyageur - a multi-purpose transport helicopter used by Canadian armed forces;
  • Boeing Vertol HKP 4A - search and rescue version of the helicopter used by the Swedish Air Force;
  • Boeing Vertol HKP 4B - anti-submarine and search and rescue version of the helicopter, operated by the Naval Forces of Sweden;
  • Boeing Vertol HKP 4C - An improved version of the version of Boeing Vertol HKP 4B;
  • Boeing Vertol HKP 4D - An upgraded version of the helicopter Boeing Vertol HKP 4A;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107II-1 - transport version developed by request of Japan;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107II-2 - Commercial cargo and passenger version of the helicopter designed for Japanese airlines;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-2 - An improved version of the version of the Boeing Vertol KV-107II-2;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107II-3 - version of the air minesweeper, designed for the Japanese Navy;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-3 - An upgraded version of the Boeing Vertol KV-107II-3;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107II-4 - the transport multi-purpose version of the aircraft, including that used to provide fire cover from the air;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107II-4A - VIP-version of the helicopter, developed by order of the Armed Forces of Japan;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-4 - An improved version of the version of the Boeing Vertol KV-107II-4;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107II-5 - Modification of the search and rescue version of the helicopter with an increased flight range;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-5 - An improved version of the version of the Boeing Vertol KV-107II-5;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107II-7 - VIP-version of the helicopter;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107II-16 - An analogue version of the Boeing Vertol HKP 4C, developed by order of the Naval Forces of Japan;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-17 - Modification developed for the Tokyo Police Department;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-SM-1 - fire version of the helicopter, developed by request of Saudi Arabia;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-SM-2 - search and rescue and medical version of the helicopter, developed by request of Saudi Arabia;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-SM-3 - VIP-transport, developed by request of Saudi Arabia;
  • Boeing Vertol KV-107IIA-SM-4 - version of a medical helicopter, designed by order of Saudi Arabia.

Specifications Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight.

  • Crew: 5 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 24 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 13,66 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 5,09 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 15,24 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 5255 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 11000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 235 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 267 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1020 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 5180 m (depending on version).
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T58-GE-16 (depending on version);
  • Power: 2 × 1870 hp (Depending on version).

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