Helicopter HESA Shahed 285. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter HESA Shahed 285. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter HESA Shahed 285. Specifications. A photo.


HESA Shahed 285 - Iranian light attack helicopter, designed by Aircraft «Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company» in 2009 year.


Photo HESA Shahed 285


Designing light attack helicopter model HESA Shahed 285 Iranian aircraft manufacturers began in the middle of 2000-ies. The main reason for this was the initiative of the military command of the Armed Forces of Iran, which was in need of inexpensive, yet effective drum air tools, allowing to effectively combat the enemy's manpower and armored vehicles.

As a base, aircraft manufacturers of the Iranian company «Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company» used the model of American multipurpose helicopter Bell 206 and model helicopter proprietary Panha Shabaviz 2061, but, in fact, has been developed from the outset, and engineers have used only some previously made improvements, provided that the minimum project cost, and at the same time allow easier production, using ready-made parts, components and assemblies.


HESA Shahed 285 photo


In 2009, the helicopter HESA Shahed 285 successfully made a its first flight tests, so that already in 2010, the project was launched in pre-production, and in 2012 year passed successfully tested in the Armed Forces of Iran, which has established itself as a highly effective and inexpensive shock helicopter, in connection with which the process has started and mass production of military aircraft of this model.

The Iranian attack helicopter HESA Shahed 285 has a light and compact design, it provides a high rate maneuverability and good handling, which in turn allows for high-performance combat operations against enemy troops and armored equipment of the enemy.


Helicopter HESA Shahed 285


HESA Shahed 285 helicopter equipped with the following weapons systems:

  • Caliber machine gun 7,62 mm .;
  • Set of 14 unguided missiles "air-ground".

By optimizing the aircraft control system and its armament, the crew of the helicopter HESA Shahed 285 consists of one person, in this case, because of belonging to the class of aircraft light attack helicopters, transport on board of persons and goods is not possible.

The aircraft of the HESA Shahed 285 model is equipped with a gas turbine power plant consisting of a single Rolls-Royce Model 250-C20J engine with a power of 420 hp. The maximum flight range of the helicopter is 875 kilometers, with a cruising speed of 220 km / h, which is very acceptable.

According to 2014 years, Iran's arsenal was 4 aircraft of this model, at the same time, helicopters HESA Shahed 285 issue continues to this day.


Specifications HESA Shahed 285.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 11,84 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,47 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 10,02 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 820 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1450 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 875 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4160 m .;
  • Powerplant: Rolls-Royce Model 250-C20J;
  • Power: 420 hp


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