The helicopter HAL Chetak. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter HAL Chetak. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter HAL Chetak. Specifications. A photo.


HAL Chetak - Indian military multipurpose helicopter developed in 1992, the company «Hindustan Aeronautics Limited».


HAL Chetak photo


Indian aircraft manufacturers of the company «Hindustan Aeronautics Limited» started designing HAL Chetak aircraft model ship at the end of 80-ies of the last century. The new project of the aircraft had to get a broad and multi-purpose, however, the helicopter was positioned itself exclusively as a military vehicle, and practically applied in the civil sphere.

As the first principle, Indian air designers used the model of the French aircraft Aerospatiale SA-316 Alouette III, which could not get proper popularity on the territory of the European states, as it had a number of defects in the design of the helicopter HAL Chetak. Nevertheless, Indian engineers carefully revised the design of the aircraft, improving its aerodynamic performance, improving performance and technical part, which in turn led to very good results - the helicopter produced by 1992 from the HAL Chetak model is actively used by the armed forces of India and until today.


Photo HAL Chetak


The first flight of a helicopter HAL Chetak held in 1992 year, and due to the fact that all test trials were very successful project in the same year was put into production.

The helicopter HAL Chetak can be used as a means for transporting small groups of soldiers as patrol and observation tools, as well as a light transport helicopter, capable of carrying on its board a cargo weighing up to 970 kg.

The HAL Chetak helicopter can accommodate up to 5 people, including a crew of two pilots and three military personnel. Despite the fact that this aircraft cannot be operated as an independent combat unit. The aircraft is in high demand in the Indian armed forces, where, as of 2012, there were 18 aircraft of this model.


Helicopter HAL Chetak


Multiple aircraft HAL Chetak is equipped with a gas turbine power plant type, consisting of one aircraft engine brand Turbomeca Artouste IIIB, the ability to develop tractive power 570 hp When the relative ease of helicopter design, the use of a sufficiently powerful propulsion system provides the aircraft the ability to accelerate to cruising speed in 185 km \ h., Overcoming distances at distances of 600 kilometers.

To date, the production model helicopters HAL Chetak officially discontinued.


Specifications HAL Chetak.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Capacity: 3 person;
  • helicopter length: 10,04 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,22 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11,02 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1230 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2200 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 185 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 210 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 600 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5400 m .;
  • Powerplant: Turbomeca Artouste IIIB;
  • Power: 570 hp



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