Helicopter Brantly B-2. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Brantly B-2. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Brantly B-2. Specifications. A photo.


Brantly B-2 - lightweight double American helicopter, developed by «Brantly Helicopter Corporation» Aircraft company in 1953 year.


Photo Brantly B-2


Development of the aircraft model Brantly B-2 American aircraft manufacturers began to take place in the year 1950. Angry failure of the project of the helicopter Brantly B-1, aviarazrabotchiki taken about the design decision to adapt the helicopter, in order to create a working and reliable aircraft, while most of the design elements in the helicopter model Brantly B-2 was taken from aircraft Brantly B-1, but the technical base has undergone a series of dramatic changes.

Helicopter Brantly B-2 is a multipurpose aircraft, and despite the fact that in the cockpit of the aircraft only two people can be accommodated, this model continues to be used in various fields of activity up to the present time, since according to 2011 years, the helicopter up still produced American aircraft manufacturers.

Test flight of the helicopter model Brantly B-2 has made in February 1953 years, however, due to the fact that flights on this aircraft is still considered to be quite unsafe aircraft manufacturers agreed on the need to finalize the aircraft, due to which, in fact, the model was It represented only 1958 year.


Brantly B-2 photo


The main operator of helicopter models Brantly B-2 steel armed US forces, who used the aircraft for observation and patrol work. However, its operation of the aircraft of this model to find also in the field of civil aviation, where a helicopter was used for various purposes.

Depending on the modification of the Brantly B-2 helicopter, in its cabin can accommodate from two to five people, including one pilot. Versions that differ from the two-seater version can also be used to carry small loads on board, however, for such purposes, the helicopter was only used in the civilian sphere. Among other things, aircraft builders from the Brantly Helicopter Corporation also planned the production of a 10-seat twin-screw helicopter capable of transporting large loads and up to 10 people on board, however, since the design of this aircraft did not receive sufficient support, the model And has not been launched.


Helicopter Brantly B-2


The power plant of the Brantly B-2 model consists of one Avco Lycoming IVO-360-A1A four-cylinder piston aircraft engine, capable of developing 180 hp. (depending on the modification and version of the aircraft). The use of this power plant allowed the helicopter to accelerate to a speed of 160 km / h, while the maximum flight range of this model was 400 kilometers.

Helicopter Brantly B-2 in the following variants:

  • Brantly B-2 - Double basic version of the aircraft;
  • Brantly YHO-3 - The military version of the analogue Brantly B-2;
  • Brantly B-2A - An improved version of the helicopter, a number of technical amendments and modifications;
  • Brantly B-2B - Version created on the basis Brantly B-2A, with improved power plant;
  • Brantly 305 - A five-seat version of the helicopter;
  • Brantly H-2 - A modernized version of the aircraft manufactured between 1976 1979 on year;
  • Brantly B-2J10 - Project 10-local helicopter has two rotors;
  • Brantly V750 UAV - Unmanned helicopter developed by Chinese aircraft manufacturers based version Brantly B-2 2011 in the year.


Specifications Brantly B-2.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 8,41 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,11 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 7,24 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 463 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 757 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 145 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 160 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 400 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 3290 m .;
  • Powerplant: Avco Lycoming IVO-360-A1A (depending on version);
  • Power: 180 hp (Depending on version).


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