Helicopter Schweizer X2 41. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Schweizer X2 41. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Schweizer X2 41. Specifications. A photo.


Schweizer X2 41 - American fast pilot helicopter, developed by «Schweizer Aircraft Corporation» in 2008 year.


Schweizer X2 41 a photo


The design of the Schweizer X2 41 helicopter began in the early 2000s, while the American aircraft manufacturers from the Schweizer Aircraft Corporation intended to create a multipurpose aircraft, however, at the initial stage, it was only about the creation of an experimental aircraft, which later could be used in the military sphere (as an attack helicopter) and in the civilian sphere.

Thanks to the unique system of its kind in use propellers helicopter Schweizer X2 41, aircraft repeatedly demonstrated the speed record for rotorcraft that certainly spoke about the prospects of the development of this project in the future.

The Schweizer X2 41 helicopter made its first test flight in August 2008, however, during 30-minute testing, problems were identified with the rotor and transmission of the aircraft, and therefore the project was sent for additional technical optimization, and in In 2010, a number of new test flights turned out to be more successful, in connection with which work with this project continued, however, already in 2011, it was decided to stop developing the Schweizer X2 41 helicopter.


Photo Schweizer X2 41 


Despite its fairly Length of the structure, the aircraft model Schweizer X2 41 has a high maneuverability, due to the special arrangement of the propellers of the aircraft.

In the cockpit of the aircraft Schweizer X2 41 can accommodate up to two people, however, at the design stage it was assumed that a military version of the helicopter will have a crew consisting of two persons, while the civilian version was to allow to carry on its board until 8 people including two crew members. Moreover, aircraft manufacturers also considered the possibility of using the helicopter as a means of business aviation, however, due to a significant rise in price of the project, from the existing plans it was decided to abandon.


Helicopter Schweizer X2 41 


The helicopter is equipped with Schweizer X2 41 power gas turbine plant, consisting of one aircraft engine model LHTEC T800-LHT-801, the ability to develop traction in 1800 hp, which in turn allowed the helicopter to accelerate to maximum speed in 460 km \ h., That today is an absolute record for rotorcraft. Maximum range of flight of the aircraft is 1300 kilometers, which is also quite acceptable.

Subsequently, on the basis of the helicopter Schweizer X2 41 was created model Sikorsky S-97 Raider.


Specifications Schweizer X2 41.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 10,6 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,48 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,06 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 1400 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 3600 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 380 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 460 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 1300 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5600 m .;
  • Powerplant: LHTEC T800-LHT-801;
  • Power: 1800 hp



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