The helicopter Enstrom 480. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Enstrom 480. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Enstrom 480. Specifications. A photo.


Enstrom 480 - American light multi-purpose helicopter, developed by corporation «Enstrom Helicopter Corporation» in 1989 year.


Enstrom 480 photo


Development of multi-purpose light aircraft model Enstrom 480 started by American aircraft manufacturers of the corporation «Enstrom Helicopter Corporation» in the middle of 80-ies of the last century. As the original model, the American engineers decided to use the aircraft Enstrom 280, which has undergone minor processing in terms of its appearance and design, but technically, it has become more sophisticated and functional.

The design of the helicopter Enstrom 480 has received more aerodynamic shape, ensuring the aircraft increased agility with reduced fuel consumption. Radical changes have taken place with the same power ustanvokoy aircraft, due to which, the helicopter got more power and was able to accelerate to higher speeds.

Its first test flight of the helicopter model Enstrom 480 has made in 1989 year, however, the aircraft was unable to meet all the requirements of leadership «Enstrom Helicopter Corporation» Aircraft Corporation, in connection with which, the aircraft was sent to the technical revision, and only since 1993 years , was commercially produced.


Photo Enstrom 480


On board the helicopter Enstrom model can accommodate up to 480 4 people, however, the capacity of the aircraft depends on the modification of the aircraft, and in some cases at the board can accommodate up to 5 people, including one pilot and four passengers. If necessary, the helicopter Enstrom 480 can also carry and transport small loads weighing up to a total 400 kilograms and provided that the goods will not exceed the maximum allowable size of the aircraft.

Powerplant Enstrom 480 aircraft consists of a gas turbine aircraft engine brand Rolls-Royce Model 250-C20W, which has a thrust of 285 hp, which in turn provides the ability to overclock the helicopter to a top speed of 240 km \ h., With the possibility implementation of air travel for distances up to 700 kilometers.


Cabin Enstrom 480


In the production of helicopters Enstrom 480 located in the following variants:

  • Enstrom 480 - Manufacturing base 5-seater aircraft;
  • Enstrom 480B - A modified version of the four-seater, with increased maximum take-off weight;
  • Enstrom 480B Guardian - An improved version of the helicopter version Enstrom 480B, designed to operate with the police;
  • Enstrom TH-2B - A modernized version that is used as a training or air patrol agents. The helicopter is equipped with a turbine powerplant.


Manufacture of helicopter Enstrom 480 model continues to this day. According to official data, during the period at 1993 2013 160 year was made aircrafts of this model, which indicates the high popularity of the aircraft.


Specifications Enstrom 480.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 4 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 9,1 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,92 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 9,74 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 760 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1300 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 190 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 240 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 700 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3960 m .;
  • Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Model 250-C20W (depending on version);
  • Power: 285 hp (Depending on version).



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