The helicopter HAL LCH. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter HAL LCH. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter HAL LCH. Specifications. A photo.


HAL LCH - Indian military attack helicopter, developed in 2010, the aircraft manufacturer «Hindustan Aeronautics Limited».


HAL LCH photo


Helicopter HAL LCH, which is called HAL Light Combat Helicopter, was developed by Indian aircraft builders in the middle of 2000-ies. As the first principle, Indian designers and design engineers used the design of the HAL Dhruv multipurpose aircraft, which successfully proved itself in both military and civil aviation spheres. Despite the fact that the aircraft was designed using the previously created base, the helicopter HAL LCH still got its own design, which provided it with higher performance characteristics.

The aircraft of the HAL LCH model underwent its first flight tests in 2010, and, since the actual design of the combat aircraft had already proven itself earlier, all tests were successfully passed, however, the serial production of these aircraft began somewhat later, which was due to the need to test the combat qualities of this helicopter, for which the current model was sent to the Armed Forces of India, where it was subjected to all kinds of tests for about a year.

Due to the fact that the helicopter was able to successfully prove itself, already in 2011, this model of a combat aircraft began to be mass-produced, and, as of 2015, 6 aircraft of this model were built by aircraft manufacturers from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.




Armament helicopter HAL LCH consists of:

  • Automatic air 20 mm. guns;
  • 4 rockets to combat ground targets;
  • 4 guided missiles "air-to-air";
  • 8 antitank guided missiles;
  • 4 bombs.

The crew of military attack helicopters HAL LCH consists of two people - a pilot and arrow, responsible for the management of aircraft armament. Due to the fact that the vehicle belongs to a class of attack helicopters, carrying on board any goods or people it is not possible, which, however, does not make this an unpopular.

The power plant helicopter HAL LCH consists of two gas turbine engines of the brand Turbomeca Shakti, which are able to develop a total capacity of 2860 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft the ability to accelerate to speeds in 330 km \ h., And to overcome the distance in kilometers 700 .


Helicopter HAL LCH


Today, in the use of attack helicopters HAL LCH model, we are interested not only armed forces of India and the armed forces of other countries, which likely points to the fact that the helicopters can be mass production.


Specifications HAL LCH.


  • Crew: 2 people;
  • helicopter length: 15,8 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 4,7 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 13,3 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 2230 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 5500 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 260 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 330 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 700 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6500 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Turbomeca Shakti;
  • Power: 2 x 1430 hp



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