Helicopter Panha 2091 Toufan. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Panha 2091 Toufan. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Panha 2091 Toufan. Specifications. A photo.


Panha 2091 Toufan - Iranian attack helicopter, designed in 1979, the aircraft companies «Bell Helicopter Textron» and «Panha».


Panha 2091 Toufan photo


Design helicopter Panha 2091 Toufan was conducted Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Company «Panha» and the American company «Bell Helicopter Textron» in the middle of 70-ies of the last century. As pervoosnovnoy base served as a model of an American helicopter Bell AH-1J International, which has undergone a number of different changes, including how to have concerned the appearance of the aircraft, as well as the technical component of military aircraft.

Thanks to the technical optimization of the aircraft, the Iranian Panha 2091 Toufan attack helicopter was in great demand in the armed forces of this state, and, despite the fact that the helicopter has more than 35 years of history, the model is still very relevant and effective in terms of their operational capabilities.

Compared to the original model of the helicopter produced by the aircraft building company Bell Helicopter Textron, the Panha 2091 Toufan received new avionics, an improved cockpit, a camera installed in the nose of the helicopter, etc.


Photo Panha 2091 Toufan


Helicopter Panha 2091 Toufan is an effective fighting unit employed in the fight against lightly armored and armored vehicles of the enemy, and with large clusters of enemy forces. it should be noted that the use of a helicopter against single targets is ineffective, since in fact, the helicopter does not have machine guns in turn. Armed with a helicopter model Panha 2091 Toufan are:

  • Automatic air gun 20 mm .;
  • Set of 14 rockets;
  • Set of 8 guided anti-tank missiles;
  • Set of two guided missiles "air-to-air."


Crew Panha 2091 Toufan combat aircraft consists of two people - a pilot and arrow, and because of a helicopter belonging to the class of impact air tools, transportation on its military board and any cargo is not possible.


Helicopter Panha 2091 Toufan


The Panha 2091 Toufan military attack helicopter is equipped with a power plant consisting of two gas turbine aircraft engines of the Pratt & Whitney Canada brand, each of which has its own thrust of 1530 hp, which is slightly less than the original version, however, despite this fact, the speed of the aircraft the device is 240 km / h, with a maximum flight range of 600 kilometers.

The number of employed in the Armed Forces of Iran helicopter model Panha 2091 Toufan remains unknown, however, experts point out, at least, 12 aircraft.


Specifications Panha 2091 Toufan.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 16,02 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,96 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 13,04 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 2800 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4530 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 240 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 600 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4800 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada;
  • Power: 2 x 1530 hp



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