Helicopter HESA Shahed 278. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter HESA Shahed 278. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter HESA Shahed 278. Specifications. A photo.


HESA Shahed 278 - light multi-purpose helicopter, developed in 2002, the aircraft manufacturer «Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company».


Photo HESA Shahed 278


Multiple aircraft model HESA Shahed 278 was designed by Iranian aircraft manufacturers at the end of 90-ies of the last century. As a basis, the Iranian engineers used models such as the helicopters Bell 206, Which is very clearly seen in the design and performance of the aircraft, and Panha Shabaviz 206-1, who had borrowed the technical component of the aircraft.

In fact, the HESA Shahed 278 helicopter was developed exclusively for military purposes, while in the Armed Forces of Iran, this aircraft model is also used as a means for carrying servicemen and military command on board, for transportation of various types of cargo, and as an intelligence and The helicopter HESA Shahed 278 can also be used as a means of fire support, however, the efficiency of its use in this case is very low, since the aircraft The parat can not fight with armored vehicles.


HESA Shahed 278 photo


The first flight of the helicopter HESA Shahed 278 was promoted to 2002 year, and due to the fact that all the flight tests have been successfully completed, the current model came into production, where, in spite of the limited edition, has been very promising, helped mainly Realized improvements, largely beyond the capabilities of a helicopter model Bell 206.

Helicopter HESA Shahed 278 has a light and compact design that provides high aircraft maneuverability. In addition, the aircraft structure can be further enhanced armor plates, it can be used even during the conduct of hostilities.


Helicopter HESA Shahed 278


In the cockpit of the HESA Shahed 278 model aircraft can accommodate up to 4 people, in particular, it is about one pilot and three passengers (military personnel), however, depending on the actual use of this aircraft, the number of people transported can vary. In case of necessity, the helicopter HESA Shahed 278 can also carry out transportation of various types of cargo, including rather large ones, however, according to the technical characteristics of this aircraft, the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft, which is 1450 kilogram, can not be exceeded.

The helicopter is equipped with a gas turbine-type power plant, consisting of one Rolls-Royce 250 aircraft engine with a thrust of 450 hp, which is quite enough to accelerate the aircraft to its maximum speed of 240 km / h and cover distances over distances of 340 kilometers.


Specifications HESA Shahed 278.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 3 person;
  • helicopter length: 11,86 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,9 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,08 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 682 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1450 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 340 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6400 m .;
  • Powerplant: Rolls-Royce 250;
  • Power: 420 hp


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