The helicopter HAL LUH / LOH. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter HAL LUH / LOH. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter HAL LUH / LOH. Specifications. A photo.


HAL LUH / LOH - Indian multi-purpose helicopter designed «Hindustan Aeronautics Limited» Aircraft company in 2015 year.




Design helicopter HAL LUH, which has the full name of HAL Light Utility Helicopter, later redesigned and dubbed HAL Light Observation Helicopter, were created by Indian design engineers in 2010 year. The helicopter was supposed to be a multi-purpose aircraft, suitable for carriage on its board of people and goods, thus, operation of the aircraft should be carried out in both the civil and military aviation.

helicopter project became realized at the end of the year 2011, while as its first flight the aircraft produced in the year 2015, showing very great promise of its use, both in military and civil aviation.


HAL LUH / LOH photo


In civil aviation aircraft model HAL LUH / LOH was used for the transport of people on your board, or else used for special purposes (patrols, aerial surveillance, etc.), while in the military sphere, the helicopter was supposed equipped with special equipment, but not as a fighting tool, but only as an auxiliary (conducting electronic warfare, patrolling the territory, etc.).

Despite the fact that all the tasks in the helicopter has successfully completed the course of their tests, the model was planned for series production only 2018 year, due to the need to prepare very issue, as well as the creation of several additional modifications, such as passenger cars, trucks, special and combined versions of the aircraft.

In the cockpit of the aircraft HAL LUH / LOH, depending on the interior layout can accommodate up to 8 people, including two crew members and six passengers, while in combined versions able to carry only four passengers. Maximum payload mass that helicopter model HAL LUH / LOH can carry on its board, depends primarily on the version of the aircraft, however, on the whole, the figure is about one ton.


Helicopter HAL LUH / LOH


The helicopter HAL LUH / LOH equipped ustanvokoy power turbine type, consisting of one aircraft engine brand Turbomeca Shakti 1U, able to develop power in 1700 hp, respectively, provides the aircraft the ability to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 250 km \ h., However, maximum flight range of the aircraft is limited 350 kilometers.

Today, interest in purchasing helicopters model HAL LUH / LOH expressed the armed forces and the Indian Air Force, however, in the long run, the helicopter is planned to implement in the field of civil aviation.


Specifications HAL LUH / LOH.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Capacity: 6 people (depending on layout);
  • helicopter length: 15,6 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 4,62 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 13,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1675 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2700 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 250 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 350 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6500 m .;
  • Powerplant: Turbomeca Shakti 1U;
  • Power: 1700 hp


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