Helicopter Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone. Specifications. A photo.
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Helicopter Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone. Specifications. A photo.

 

Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone - Multipurpose helicopter deck developed in 2008, the American company «Sikorsky Aircraft» commissioned by the Canadian armed forces.

 

Photo Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone

 

Development of helicopter Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone was conducted by American engineers on the basis of the model of the transport helicopter Sikorsky S-92, however, aircraft manufacturers have borrowed only a few elements of the original design, and in general, helicopters, two models are radically different from each other, and, this applies both to the external I mean, and the technical possibilities.

 

Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone photo

 

The Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone helicopter can be used as an anti-submarine aircraft, which allows detecting enemy submarines and destroying them using torpedoes in service, as well as an air vehicle or a search and rescue helicopter.

It is necessary to clarify that, despite the fact that the helicopter Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone went first and quite successful tests still in 2008 year, in fact, the serial production of the aircraft managed to establish only 2014 year, which was due to a number of technical and financial problems have a direct manufacturer.

 

Helicopter Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone

 

Depending on the intended purpose of the helicopter Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone, it can accommodate up to 26 people, including 4 crew members and 22 armed servicemen, while the combat version usually includes only 10 people (4 pilot and 6 Military personnel). In addition, the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone helicopter is well suited for transportation of various types of cargo, in particular, this aircraft can take up to 4923 kilogram of payload, while the maximum range of the aircraft is 780 kilometers, which is also Sufficiently satisfactory index.

Among other things, the Canadian armed forces have repeatedly involved the aircraft and to conduct search and rescue operations, which once again underlines that multi-purpose helicopter.

The Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone helicopter uses two General Electric CT7-8A7 gas turbine aircraft engines with a total developed power of 6000 hp. The maximum flight speed of the aircraft can be up to 305 km / h, while the cruising speed is 6 km / h.

To date, the main and only operator of Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone helicopters is Canada, the armed forces of which already have (as of 2015) 6 aircraft of this model at their disposal, while in the coming years it is planned to supply 22 more aircrafts here. vessels of this type.

 

Specifications Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone.

 

  • Crew: 4 person;
  • Capacity: 22 people (depending on the purpose);
  • helicopter length: 20,9 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 4,7 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 17,7 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 7070 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 12993 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 255 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 305 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 780 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4570 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric CT7-8A7;
  • Power: 2 × 3000 hp

 

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