The helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne. Specifications. A photo.
The helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne. Specifications. A photo.


Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne - American combat attack helicopter developed by «Lockheed Corporation» Aircraft Corporation in 1967 year.


Photo Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne


The design of the shock helicopter model Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne was started by American aircraft manufacturers from the company "Lockheed Corporation" at the beginning of the 60-ies. The US Armed Forces were in desperate need for high-quality, highly efficient and inexpensive combat helicopters, and therefore the management of the American aircraft manufacturing company came to the opinion of the creation of the corresponding helicopter, however, despite the fact that the project proved to be very effective, US military command decided The use of more functional attack helicopters of the aircraft company "Sikorsky Aircraft", which, among other things, were even more reliable in terms of its operation.

The first test trials helicopter model Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne held in the third week of September 1967 years, thus, the aircraft they successfully passed, however, before the criteria of the Armed forces of the USA, the project was not able to hold on to the same, the production of the helicopters was very consuming, which also did not provide profitability, in collaboration with «Lockheed Corporation» Corporation.


Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne a photo


The helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne has a very acceptable flight-fighting qualities, however, are large enough size of the aircraft deprive him of good maneuverability, which is not always proved effective in dealing with a large force of the enemy. Armed with a helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne are:

  • 40-mm. grenade or a machine gun caliber 7,62 mm .;
  • 30-mm. automatic aircraft gun;
  • Kit rockets to combat ground targets;
  • Includes guided missiles for combat ground targets.

The crew of the helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne consists of two people - a pilot and an arrow at it, because the helicopter belongs to a class of shock combat aircraft, carrying on board of persons and goods is not possible.


Helicopter Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne


The power plant of the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne aircraft consists of one General Electric T64-GE-16 aircraft gas turbine engine, which has a capacity of 3925 hp. allows the helicopter to accelerate to a maximum speed of 390 km / h. The maximum flight range of this aircraft is 1970 kilometers, which, in essence, provided the helicopter with a large combat radius of its action, and was one of the most important advantages of this aircraft.

Despite the fact that the helicopter project was canceled very quickly, 10 instances of the impact of the aircraft yet been made, however, to date, these aircraft are part of museum exhibitions.


Specifications Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne.


  • Crew: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 16,6 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 4,18 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 15,62 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 5540 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 11740 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 360 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 390 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1970 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
  • Powerplant: General Electric T64-GE-16;
  • Power: 3925 hp


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