Helicopter Avicopter AC301. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Avicopter AC301. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Avicopter AC301. Specifications. A photo.


Avicopter AC301 - Chinese multipurpose helicopter, designed by Aircraft «Aviation Industry Corporation of China» in 2011 year.


Photo Avicopter AC301


Development of multi-purpose helicopters Avicopter AC301 began to lead the Chinese Aircraft Corporation «Aviation Industry Corporation of China» ( «AVIC») at the end of 2000-ies, at the same time as the base model helicopter has been used Changhe Z-11. The aircraft has undergone many different changes and additions, as a result has become more efficient in terms of its operational capabilities, ensuring that the aircraft high level of popularity.

Due to some improvement of the design, the helicopter Avicopter AC301 compared with the model Changhe Z-11 gained a better aerodynamic shape that reduced drag, improved controllability of the aircraft and increased maneuverability of the aircraft, making it more perfect.


Avicopter AC301 photo


His first flight tests of a model of the Chinese multi-purpose helicopter Avicopter AC301 been in 2011 year, moreover, a new project was able to successfully complete all of the required tests, which in turn allowed to run the current model in production, where it gained some popularity, and, in the civil aviation sector and in the military.

Depending on the layout of the cabin and the modification of the aircraft, on board the helicopter Avicopter AC301 can accommodate from four to 5 people, including in addition to 3-4 passengers, and one member of the crew. In addition to transporting people on board, the Avicopter AC301 can also be used for transporting various kinds of cargo, however, given the fact that the maximum take-off mass of an aircraft is limited to 2200 kilograms, and the helicopter's own weight is 1520 kilogram, the maximum weight Can exceed 650 kilogram, and, there are also a number of restrictions on the dimensions.


Helicopter model Avicopter AC301


With regard to the military scope of the helicopter, it is usually limited only by performing a number of tasks, in particular. This includes the transportation of people, perform patrol and surveillance flights, but as an independent fighting unit, the aircraft is not positioned.

Helicopter Avicopter AC301 equipped with a gas turbine power plant brand Changzhou WZ8D, able to develop traction in 860 hp, which in turn provides the ability to disperse the aircraft to a maximum airspeed in 240 km \ h., While the maximum flight range of the aircraft model limited distance in 560 kilometers.

Production of helicopters Avicopter AC301 models made by Chinese aircraft manufacturers in two basic versions:

  • Avicopter AC301 - The basic version of the aircraft;
  • Avicopter AC301A - Improved version with the extended cab and a number of minor technical amendments.


Specifications Avicopter AC301.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 3-4 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 9,12 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,32 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 7,96 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1520 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2200 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 225 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 560 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4600 m .;
  • Powerplant: Changzhou WZ8D;
  • Power: 860 hp


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