The helicopter Bölkow Bo 108. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Bölkow Bo 108. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Bölkow Bo 108. Specifications. A photo.


Bölkow Bo 108 - German multipurpose helicopter developed by «Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm» in 1988 year.


Photo Bölkow Bo 108

Design helicopter Bölkow Bo 108 models launched by German engineers and designers in the early 80-ies of the last century, at the same time as the preliminary developments, aircraft manufacturers have used before by aircraft, including such models as the Bölkow Bo 105, Bölkow Bo 106 and others.

Despite the fact that some elements of the helicopter Bölkow Bo 108 similar to previous models, the aircraft is virtually unique in the flight-technical terms, which made him very popular, and, like in the military, and civilian.


Helicopter Bölkow Bo 108 (museum piece)


The first flight tests of the helicopter Bölkow Bo 108 were held in 1988 year, however, the aircraft was unable to successfully complete them, in connection with what is already in 1991 year was presented the second prototype prototype of this aircraft, which proved to be more reliable, and more perfect in terms of its operational capacity.

Due to its special aerodynamic shape, the Bölkow Bo 108 helicopter is a fairly maneuverable aircraft, which has successfully proven itself in subsequent use, however, already under the release of the aircraft manufacturer Eurocopter, better known as the model Eurocopter EC135, Although there are original versions until now, which were issued by the German company «Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm».


Bölkow Bo 108 photo


The cabin can accommodate a helicopter on board the aircraft up to 7 people, including 1-2 crew members and five passengers, which is quite acceptable in the civil aviation sector, and in the military sphere, where later the helicopter actively exploited. Among other things, thanks to a fairly large space, helicopter Bölkow Bo 108 can also be used for transport on its board sufficiently large cargo, the only limitation is what maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft, component 2500 kg.

The power plant air Bölkow Bo 108 ship model consists of two gas turbine engines brands Allison 250-20-S3R, or brand Turbomeca TM-319 Arrius 1B, having thrust in 455 and 490 hp each, respectively, that provides the appropriate aircraft cruising speed flight in the 270 and 285 km \ h. The maximum distance at which the aircraft Bölkow Bo 108 model can perform flights is 800 kilometers.

Today the issue of helicopter Bölkow Bo 108, carried out exclusively by «Airbus Helicopters» under the name of Airbus Helicopters H135.


Specifications Bölkow Bo 108.


  • Crew: 1-2 person;
  • Capacity: 5 people;
  • helicopter length: 10,6 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1225 kg. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2500 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 270 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight speed: 290 km \ h. (Depending on configuration);
  • Maximum flight distance: 800 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5200 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Allison 250-S20R-3 (depending on configuration);
  • Power: 2 x 455 hp (Depending on configuration)


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