Helicopter Sikorsky S-434. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter Sikorsky S-434. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Sikorsky S-434. Specifications. A photo.

Sikorsky S-434 - American light multi-purpose helicopter, developed by the American aircraft manufacturer «Sikorsky Aircraft» in 2008 year.

Photo Sikorsky S-434

The helicopter model Sikorsky S-434 is nothing but an improved version of another American helicopter aircraft manufacturer - Schweizer S-333That appeared at the end of 80-ies of the last century. Intended destination of the aircraft Sikorsky S-434 hardly changed - he's also supposed to exploitation by private owners, in teaching and training purposes, as a patrol helicopter, and others, however, thanks to the optimization of the aircraft structure, its flight performance significantly. much improved.

The main modification to the exterior design, was to improve the aerodynamic shape of the helicopter, in addition to providing less drag, more and improved visibility, which is important given the scope of the actual operation of the aircraft.

Sikorsky S-434 photo

Depending on customer requirements, the helicopter Sikorsky S-434 can be supplied as a three or four chairs, and. If necessary, on board the helicopter can be placed and a number of payload, although in fact, is not applicable to the helicopter as a vehicle.

Have the model Sikorsky S-434 coupled control system allows to operate the helicopter as the training aircraft, at the same time, aircraft manufacturers equipment is provided with only two seats, but, depending on the requirements of customers, the salon can be further expanded.

Helicopter cabin Sikorsky S-434

The Sikorsky S-434 helicopter was also interested in the armed forces of several Arab countries, in particular, we are talking about Saudi Arabia, which did not rule out the possibility of operating such aircraft to patrol the area, which is mainly due to the rather high maneuverability of the aircraft, its compactness, and good visibility from the cab.

The power plant helicopter Sikorsky S-434 consists of a gas turbine aircraft engine Rolls Royce 250-C20W able to develop power in 420 hp Maximum range of flight of the aircraft is limited in distance 520 kilometers at a maximum speed of an aircraft in flight 248 km \ h.

According to 2014 years, the company «Sikorsky Aircraft» to issue 18 helicopters of this model, a part of which is in private use.

Specifications Sikorsky S-434.

  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 3 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 9,4 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,2 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,38 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 610 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1450 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 248 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 520 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4200 m .;
  • Powerplant: Rolls Royce 250-C20W;
  • Power: 420 hp

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