Helicopter Eurocopter Tiger. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter Eurocopter Tiger. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Eurocopter Tiger. Specifications. A photo.

Eurocopter Tiger - French combat helicopter developed by engineers of the company «Eurocopter Group, and produced with 1991 years.

The development of the military helicopter Eurocopter Tiger was initiated by the French and German military commanders in 1984, and only after the validity of all the decisions taken, in 1986, did the first developments of this aircraft begin.

Photo Eurocopter Tiger

The project of the future combat helicopter was created by German engineers with the support of French designers. At the same time, this aircraft made its first flight only in the 1991 year, while it was officially presented only in 2003. Extensive development was associated with a number of obstacles, in particular, in the early stages, aircraft manufacturers from the Eurocopter Group managed to create a good military aircraft for their fighting qualities, however, its speed characteristics clearly left much to be desired - the maximum airspeed varied within 195-198 km / h, while the maximum flight range did not exceed 450 kilometers, which was not advisable.

Eurocopter Tiger photo

Ultimately, Eurocopter Tiger combat helicopter design could greatly optimize, successfully combining the combat options with flight performance.

The helicopter Eurocopter Tiger has a variety of weapons, allowing you to effectively fight with almost any ground targets, be it single armed detachments of the enemy, or large units, including armored vehicles and tanks. It uses automatic 30 mm. aircraft guns, guided and unguided rockets, means for combating airborne targets, including self-guided missiles, etc.

Helicopter Eurocopter Tiger

The power plant of the Eurocopter Tiger helicopter includes two MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390 turboshaft aircraft engines capable of developing an 2610 horsepower in aggregate capacity, which in turn is a very significant indicator for a combat helicopter. The maximum flight speed of this military aircraft is 315 km / h, while the helicopter itself can freely fly over distances up to 1300 kilometers (if there are additional fuel tanks).

Eurocopter Tiger helicopter is available in several different versions, including:

  • Eurocopter UH Tiger - Multi-purpose helicopter fire support developed by request of the German armed forces;
  • Eurocopter Tiger HAP - Multi-purpose attack helicopter designed for the needs of the armed forces of France;
  • Eurocopter Tiger HAD - A modified version of the engine with a capacity of Enhanced MTR390 1340 hp each;
  • Eurocopter Tiger ARH - Special design developed for the Australian armed forces.

As of mid-year 2015, the French aircraft manufacturers was released 232 helicopter of this model, at the same time, demand for combat aircraft continues to grow despite the relatively high cost of one unit.

Specifications Eurocopter Tiger.

  • Crew: 2-3 person;
  • Capacity: None
  • helicopter length: 14,08 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,83 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 13 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 3060 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 6000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 270 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 315 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1300 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4000 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390 (depending on version);
  • Power: 1305 hp (Depending on version).

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