Helicopter Eurocopter EC655 Tiger. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Eurocopter EC655 Tiger. Specifications. A photo.


Eurocopter EC655 Tiger - French attack helicopter developed by «Eurocopter Group» in 2003 year.


Photo Eurocopter EC655 Tiger


Designing a military attack helicopter model Eurocopter EC655 Tiger French aircraft designers began at the end of 90-ies of the last century. The new aircraft had to make an effective substitute previous model attack helicopters, and, it was assumed that the new project will be widely distributed on the territory of European countries, and in other regions of the world, particularly in Canada, Australia, Asia, etc.

Compared with previous versions of this class of aircraft, model Eurocopter EC655 Tiger got stronger armor, and more modern means of arms that allow to effectively combat as armored vehicles of the enemy, and with manpower. However, the increased weight of the aircraft and its dimensions are large enough to lead to that figure maneuverability of the aircraft is largely reduced, which naturally affected its low enough popularity.


Eurocopter EC655 Tiger photo


His first flight tests of a model of shock combat helicopter Eurocopter EC655 Tiger underwent at the beginning of the year 2003, in this case, all required tests have been completed very successfully, and the project was prepared for serial production. However, the lack of demand has led to the fact that the popularity of the aircraft was very low, while the cost per unit of impact was about 73 million.

The crew of the Eurocopter EC655 Tiger helicopter consists of two people - a pilot and one gunner, while, depending on the purpose of the direct use of this aircraft model, in a combat state the helicopter can be operated even by one person. Due to the classification of the Eurocopter EC655 Tiger helicopter to the class of combat attack vehicles, the transportation of passengers and cargo on board is not possible.


Helicopter Eurocopter EC655 Tiger


Armament helicopter Eurocopter EC655 Tiger includes:

  • Automatic aircraft gun 20 mm caliber .;
  • Includes guided anti-tank missiles;
  • Kit rockets to combat ground targets;
  • Includes anti-aircraft missiles;
  • Caliber machine gun turret 7,62 mm.


Helicopter Eurocopter EC655 Tiger is equipped with a gas turbine power ustanvokoy consisting of two engines brands Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390, each of which has its own power in 1300 hp, which in turn allows the helicopter to reach speeds of up to 320 km \ h., And overcome 800 distance in kilometers.

According to 2013 years, the production of helicopters Eurocopter EC655 Tiger continues.


Specifications Eurocopter EC655 Tiger.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 15,79 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,84 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 13,02 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 3300 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 6000 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 245 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 320 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 800 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4160 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390;
  • Power: 2 x 1300 hp


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