Helicopter Bell 47J Ranger. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Bell 47J Ranger. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Bell 47J Ranger. Specifications. A photo.


Bell 47J Ranger - American light multi-purpose helicopter designed in 1956, the aircraft manufacturer «Bell Helicopter».


Bell 47J Ranger Photo


Multi-purpose aircraft were developed for the US Air Force in 1952 year, and despite the fact that this model helicopter was not a battle, the demand in aircraft Bell 47J Ranger has been very high, and, as in the United States and in other countries, because of the possibility of multiple use of the rotorcraft.

Due to their compact size, the Bell 47J Ranger helicopter possessed not only high maneuverability and speed of movement, but in fact, it could be used for various missions, including in hard-to-reach regions. In fact, the Bell 47J Ranger helicopter was used to carry servicemen on board, to transport small-sized small loads, to perform patrol and observation flights, etc. High demand for this aircraft is proved by the fact that in a relatively short period of time, the aircraft builders from the company "Bell Helicopter" built 361 machine, some of which continue to be operated and to date despite more than 56-year-old age.

His first flight of a helicopter model Bell 47J Ranger has made in 1956 year, however, after 11 years after the start of production, the US military abandoned the operation of the aircraft due to the emergence of new models that are more reliability and efficiency of its use. Nevertheless, still operated for various purposes mentioned above in a number of countries this model helicopter.


Photo Bell 47J Ranger


In the cockpit of the helicopter Bell 47J Ranger model can accommodate up to four people, including one pilot and three soldiers. If necessary, the two passenger seats can be removed, and the helicopter will be able to carry on its board a cargo total weight of up to 507 kilogram (including the weight of its own people present on board). Among other things, some modifications of the aircraft have paired control that allows you to use the aircraft as a means of training.

Helicopter Bell 47J Ranger has one model aircraft engine Lycoming VO-540-B1B, able to develop traction in 260 hp, which is quite acceptable for a given model, providing maximum airspeed in 170 km \ h., With the possibility of overcoming distances of up to 415 kilometers.


Helicopter Bell 47J Ranger


Aircraft Bell 47J Ranger models made by American aircraft manufacturers in several different versions and models:

  • Bell 47J Ranger - Basic and main production variant of the helicopter;
  • Bell 47J-1 Ranger - VIP-military modification for the transport of high-ranking officers and commanders;
  • Bell 47J-2 Ranger - Modification, equipped with engine brand Lycoming VO-540-B1B (240 hp);
  • Bell 47J-2A Ranger - The production version, equipped with a power plant Lycoming VO-540-B1B3 (260 hp);
  • Bell 47J-3 - Modification produced by the Italian company «Agusta-Bell»;
  • Bell 47J-3B1 - An improved version of the version of Bell 47J-3;
  • Bell 47K - Educational and training modification, developed for the US Navy;
  • Bell HUL-1 - Modification developed for the US Naval Forces;
  • Bell HUL-1G - A special version for the US Coast Guard;
  • Bell HUL-1M - A modernized version, equipped with a turboshaft aircraft engine YT-62-A-3 (250 hp);
  • Bell HUL-2 - A draft version of a helicopter turboshaft powerplant ustanvokoy and a number of technical improvements;
  • Bell HTL-7 - A training version of the aircraft;
  • Bell UH-13J - Modification of the special military aircraft;
  • Bell UH-13P - A special version designed for the US Navy;
  • Bell TH-13N - A modified version of version of Bell HTL-7;
  • Bell HH-13Q - An improved version of Bell HUL-1G;
  • Bell UH-13R - An upgraded version of the variant Bell HUL-1M.


Specifications Bell 47J Ranger.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 3 person;
  • helicopter length: 9,88 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,83 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11,34 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 831 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1338 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 170 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 150 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 415 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3350 m .;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming VO-540-B1B (depending on version);
  • Power: 160 hp (Depending on version).


Helicopter Bell 47J Ranger. Gallery.

Bell 47J Ranger helicopter with cargoHelicopter Bell 47J Ranger side viewBell 47J Ranger helicopter before flight

Helicopter Bell 47J Ranger front view before flightBell 47J Ranger helicopter on grassHelicopter Bell 47J Ranger photo front

Helicopter Bell 47J Ranger after takeoffHelicopter Bell 47J Ranger training to fly with cargoHelicopter Bell 47J Ranger cabin passengers


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