Multipurpose helicopter - BK-117
Multipurpose helicopter - BK-117

Multipurpose helicopter - BK-117



MBB / Kawasaki BK-117 - multipurpose helicopter, which is designed to carry goods and passengers. Able to perform various tasks - from evacuating the wounded and sick to participating in anti-terrorist operations. With special equipment and installed weapons, the helicopter can be used for observation and reconnaissance, fighting tanks and providing fire support to troops.

The helicopter was designed in the second half of the 1970s by Kawasaki (Japan) and MBB (Germany), prototypes of helicopters were built both in Japan and in Germany. The first VK-117, manufactured in Germany, took off on 13.06.1979/10.08.1979/1981, and the first from Japan on XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX. Serial production has been carried out since XNUMX in both countries.


BK-117 photo

BK-117 helicopter


VK.117 is structurally a continuation of the famous Bo105 helicopter from MBB; during its creation, progressive technologies and design solutions were widely used, which have already proven themselves well and tested themselves on Bo105. He became popular especially after filming in the most expensive Austrian television series "Alpine Patrol - Every Life Is Valued".


Dashboard BK-117

BK-117 Salon



Characteristics of the MBB / KawasakiBK 117 aircraft:


  • Length: 13.01m.
  • Height: 3,85m (with rotating screws).
  • Empty weight: 1764kg.
  • Flight range with the highest load: 1900 km.
  • Engines: 2 × Turbomeca Arriel1E2 turboshaft.
  • Link: 2 × 738l. from. (2 × 550kVt).
  • Number of seats: 9mest.
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11,0m.
  • The diameter of the tail rotor: 1,96m.
  • The area, which swept rotor: 95,03kv.m.
  • Profile wing: NACA23012 / 23010 (rotor blades).
  • Track chassis 2,5m.
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3350kg.
  • with a load on the suspension: 3500kg.
  • The weight of fuel in internal tanks: 558kg.
  • Volume of fuel tanks: 685l.
  • Permissible maximum speed: 277km / h.
  • Maximum speed: 250km / h.
  • Cruising speed: 235km / h.
  • Practical range: 540km.
  • Flight duration: 2ch50min.
  • Ceiling: 5480m.
  • Static ceiling:
  • without the use of ground effect: 3520m.
  • using ground effect: 3690m.
  • Rate of climb: 10,9m / s.
  • The load on the drive: 35,25kg / sq.m.
  • with a load on the suspension: 36,8 kg. / sq.
  • Thrust-to-weight ratio: 219,8Vt / kg.
  • with a load on the suspension: 210,1Vt / kg.



BK-117. Gallery. 

BK-117 helicopter at the airportBK-117 flightBK-117 on grass

BK-117 flightBK-117 runwayBK-117 in the snow

BK-117 flightBK-117 in flight view from belowBK-117 in flight side view

BK-117 flight over grassBK-117 embarkation and disembarkationBK-117 exhibition

BK-117 photos near theBK-117 photo in the skyBK-117 arriving helicopter


BK-117 video



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