Helicopter Eurocopter Tiger. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Eurocopter Tiger. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Eurocopter Tiger. Specifications. A photo.


Eurocopter Tiger - French combat helicopter developed by engineers of the company «Eurocopter Group, and produced with 1991 years.

The beginning of the development of the military combat helicopter Eurocopter Tiger was initiated by the French and German military commands in 1984, and only after the validity of all the decisions made, in 1986, the first development of this aircraft began.


Photo Eurocopter Tiger


The project of the future combat helicopter was created by German engineers with the support of French designers, while this aircraft made its first flight only in 1991, while it was officially presented only in 2003. Extensive developments were associated with a number of obstacles, in particular , at the first stages, aircraft manufacturers from the "Eurocopter Group" managed to create a military aircraft, good in terms of its fighting qualities, however, its speed characteristics clearly left much to be desired - the maximum flight speed varied within 195-198 km / h, while the maximum flight range did not exceed 450 kilometers, which was not advisable.


Eurocopter Tiger photo


Ultimately, Eurocopter Tiger combat helicopter design could greatly optimize, successfully combining the combat options with flight performance.

The Eurocopter Tiger helicopter has a variety of weapons, allowing for effective combat against almost any ground targets, be it single armed enemy units, or large units, including armored vehicles and tanks. The automatic 30mm is used here. aircraft cannon, guided and unguided missiles, means for combating air targets, including homing missiles, etc.


Helicopter Eurocopter Tiger


The power plant of the Eurocopter Tiger helicopter includes two MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390 turboshaft aircraft engines capable of developing a total power of 2610 hp, which in turn is a very significant indicator for a combat helicopter. The maximum flight speed of this military aircraft is 315 km / h, while the helicopter itself can freely fly at distances of up to 1300 kilometers (with additional fuel tanks).

Eurocopter Tiger helicopter is available in several different versions, including:

  • Eurocopter UH Tiger - Multi-purpose helicopter fire support developed by request of the German armed forces;
  • Eurocopter Tiger HAP - Multi-purpose attack helicopter designed for the needs of the armed forces of France;
  • Eurocopter Tiger HAD - A modified version of the engine with a capacity of Enhanced MTR390 1340 hp each;
  • Eurocopter Tiger ARH - Special design developed for the Australian armed forces.

As of mid-year 2015, the French aircraft manufacturers was released 232 helicopter of this model, at the same time, demand for combat aircraft continues to grow despite the relatively high cost of one unit.


Specifications Eurocopter Tiger.


  • Crew: 2-3 person;
  • Capacity: None
  • helicopter length: 14,08 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,83 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 13 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 3060 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 6000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 270 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 315 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1300 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4000 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce MTR390 (depending on version);
  • Power: 1305 hp (Depending on version).


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