The helicopter Denel Rooivalk. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Denel Rooivalk. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Denel Rooivalk. Specifications. A photo.


Denel Rooivalk - South African military attack helicopter, designed in 1990, the aircraft manufacturer «Denel».


Denel Rooivalk a photo


South African multi-purpose attack helicopter began to be developed in 80-ies of the last century, at the same time as the initial model for the design of the aircraft served as the French multi-purpose helicopter Aerospatiale Puma model, which has undergone a series of structural and technical changes, effectively becoming an independent model, which proved to be very It demands in the air Force of South Africa.

Despite the fact that aircraft manufacturers have not been able to provide the aircraft compact size helicopter Denel Rooivalk is highly maneuverable aircraft, able to carry out the execution of combat missions in different environments.

The first test trials helicopter model Denel Rooivalk held in 1990 year, however, despite the fact that the actual production of the aircraft was carried out to 2007 years, in fact, this aircraft was introduced only 2011 year, according to the military command of the Air Force of South Africa, It was necessary.


Photo Denel Rooivalk 


Despite the fact that the helicopters were quite acceptable for the South African Air Force, the aircraft of this model has a very limited production - over 17 years 12 vypuska.aviastroitelnoy now only aircraft which nevertheless was built, continues to be actively used by armed forces of this country.

Impact model helicopter Denel Rooivalk has the following weapons:

  • 20-mm. automatic aircraft gun;
  • Includes anti-tank guided missiles;
  • Set of 4 missiles "air-to-air";
  • Kit rockets.

The helicopter Denel Rooivalk very effective against both the technology and the large clusters of enemy personnel, however, to deal with individual groups of enemy personnel, this unit can not be applied due to lack of this rationality.

The crew of the helicopter Denel Rooivalk consists of two people - a pilot and arrow, manages automatic aircraft gun and rockets, but, in fact, the helicopter can be controlled, and one member of the crew. Due to the accessories of the aircraft to the class of combat aircraft, carrying on board the helicopter Denel Rooivalk people and goods is not possible.


Helicopter Denel Rooivalk 


The power plant of the Denel Rooivalk helicopter consists of two gas turbine aircraft engines of the Turbomeca Makila 1K2 brand, which, with a thrust of 1900 hp, allow the aircraft to accelerate to a speed of 310 km / h (maximum). The combat radius of the Denel Rooivalk helicopter is 740 kilometers, while the ferry range is 1335 kilometers.


Specifications Denel Rooivalk.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 18,73 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 5,19 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 15,58 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 5730 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 8750 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 280 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 310 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 740 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Makila 1K2;
  • Power: 2 × 1900 hp



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