The helicopter Bolkow Bo 46. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Bolkow Bo 46. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Bolkow Bo 46. Specifications. A photo.


Bolkow Bo 46 - German high-speed multi-purpose helicopter, developed in 1964, the aircraft manufacturer «Bolkow».


Bolkow Bo 46 a photo


The helicopter Bolkow Bo 46 became German aviarazrabotchikami designed in the early 60-ies of the last century. The main purpose of this aircraft was an attempt to design a multi-purpose high-speed aircraft, able to be used both in civil and military aviation, however, due to the fact that the project has become very expensive for the entire release period, the German aircraft manufacturers was established only three copies of this model, including one prototype and two production variants.

Its first test flight of the aircraft model Bolkow Bo 46 1964 has made in January of the year, however, the project was technically improved and in fact, in the actual production and not received, although in essence, aircraft manufacturers simply expecting incoming orders from potential customers.


Photo Bolkow Bo 46 


The aircraft Bolkow Bo 46 is a two-seater aircraft having high maneuverability and the ability to move at high speeds, which in turn provided him certain prospects for future reference. However, due to inability to be carried aboard any cargo or passengers more same project and could not be interested buyers.

If necessary, the aircraft could be used as an aerial surveillance vehicle, as a patrol vehicle, or as a vehicle to chase ground vehicles (as a police aircraft). This was mainly due to the powerful gas turbine power plant of the helicopter, consisting of one Turboméca Turmo IIIB aircraft engine, capable of developing a thrust of 800 hp. The maximum flight speed of the Bolkow Bo 46 aircraft is 320 km / h, which, taking into account the production time, is a very high indicator, while the distances over which the helicopter could fly is limited to 810 kilometers.

The helicopter Bolkow Bo 46 can accelerate to high speeds in many respects due to the special aerodynamic shape, which also provides aircraft and high maneuverability.


Helicopter Bolkow Bo 46 


In the cockpit of the helicopter can accommodate only two people - a pilot and a passenger, thus, kakih-libo special features of this aircraft lacks, though aircraft manufacturers and does not exclude the possibility that the capacity of the aircraft may be further extended, and there will, in among other things, the opportunity to be placed on board a small cargo weighing up to 1,5 tons.


Specifications Bolkow Bo 46.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 11,28 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,46 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1250 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2400 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 320 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 810 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4200 m .;
  • Powerplant: Turboméca Turmo IIIB;
  • Power: 800 hp



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