Helicopter Bristol Type 192 Belvedere. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Bristol Type 192 Belvedere. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Bristol Type 192 Belvedere. Specifications. A photo.


Bristol Type 192 Belvedere - British multi-purpose transport-freight military helicopter developed in 1958, the aircraft manufacturer «Bristol Aeroplane Company».


Photo Bristol Type 192 Belvedere


The aircraft Bristol Type 192 Belvedere became a model developed by British aircraft manufacturers in the first half 50-ies of the last century. As a starting base, aviarazrabotchikami model was used Bristol Type 173 Belvedere, who as a civilian helicopter, is not widespread, and therefore the project was identified as a failure.

In the design of the helicopter Bristol Type 192 Belvedere, British aviation specialists partially modify the aircraft structure, making it more compact and, consequently, more maneuverable, which is very important for military aircraft.


Bristol Type 192 Belvedere photo


Its first flight Bristol Type 192 Belvedere aircraft produced in July 1958 years, however, initially, the project was not able to meet the requirements of leadership «Bristol Aeroplane Company» company, which is why the helicopter was subjected to further refinement and only 1961 has entered into mass production.

Helicopter Bristol Type 192 Belvedere has two rotors, which is located along the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, and provide him a very good load capacity.

The multipurpose aircraft Bristol Type 192 Belvedere allows carrying on its board transportation of 19 military personnel, while for the control of an aircraft it is required 3 person. Due to the presence of a sufficiently large internal space, the Bristol Type 192 Belvedere helicopter can also carry and transport large loads, provided that the mass does not exceed the established technical requirements. In addition, the Bristol Type 192 Belvedere helicopter was also used as an evacuation or medical aircraft, which greatly expanded its operational capabilities.


Helicopter Bristol Type 192 Belvedere


In case of need, helicopters Bristol Type 192 Belvedere can also be used as anti-submarine and anti means, capable of carrying on its board a torpedo or depth charges, but as a full-fledged combat unit, the helicopter was not used.

The power plant of the Bristol Type 192 Belvedere aircraft consists of two Napier Gazelle gas turbine engines, each of which had a thrust of 1465 hp, which accordingly allowed the helicopter to accelerate to a maximum speed of 220 km / h and cover distances of up to 720 kilometers. ...

Release helicopters carried out in the following variants:

  • Bristol Type 191 Belvedere - Draft version of the helicopter, is intended for use in the Royal Navy;
  • Bristol Type 192 Belvedere - The basic production version of the aircraft;
  • Bristol Type 192C Belvedere - Draft civil 24-local helicopter;
  • Bristol Type 193 Belvedere - The military version of antiship and antisubmarine helicopter, has not been formally put into production.

During the entire production cycle, the British company «Bristol Aeroplane Company» was built 26 aircrafts Bristol Type 192 Belvedere model.


Specifications Bristol Type 192 Belvedere.


  • Crew: 3 person;
  • Capacity: 19 people (depending on layout);
  • helicopter length: 16,56 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 6,18 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 14,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 5160 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 8600 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 720 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3660 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Napier Gazelle;
  • Power: 2 × 1465 hp


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