Helicopter Silvercraft SH-200. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Silvercraft SH-200. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Silvercraft SH-200. Specifications. A photo.


Silvercraft SH-200 - Italian multi-purpose double helicopter designed in 1977, the company «Silvercraft SpA».


Photo Silvercraft SH-200


The design of the Silvercraft SH-200 model helicopter began with Italian aircraft manufacturers in the first half of the 70-ies of the last century. As a primary principle, the aircraft builders from the company "Silvercraft SpA" used the rather popular model of the Silvercraft SH-4, which appeared several years earlier. Nevertheless, the design of the aircraft was improved, and its flight characteristics became more promising, due to which the project was expected to become very popular, however, due to some functional limitations of its use, the Silvercraft SH-200 helicopter was never launched In batch production.

The main difference between the models of light helicopters Silvercraft SH-4 and Silvercraft SH-200 is the capacity and speed, as well as range of motion. These factors allow to increase the scope of applicability of the aircraft, however, since in fact the helicopter Silvercraft SH-200 had a small seating capacity and could not, unlike the model Silvercraft SH-4 to transport cargo on its board, the project has found a failure.


Silvercraft SH-200 photo


The first test flight of the aircraft model Silvercraft SH-200 1977 in April of the year, with all test aircraft was very successful, and therefore was prepared mass production. Nevertheless, the lack of demand has meant that in 1979, the project was officially canceled.

Thanks to a good aerodynamic shape design helicopter Silvercraft SH-200, and its relatively small size, this flying machine has a very high flight speed is quite good in terms of its management and is quite agile.

The cabin of the helicopter Silvercraft SH-200 has a closed type, and allows you to post here two people - a pilot and a passenger. Due to the fact that the helicopter control system is not coupled type, the aircraft can not operate as educational and training tools, and the lack of a corresponding cabin space does not allow to exploit the current model for transportation.

The power plant helicopter Silvercraft SH-200 consists of a piston aircraft engine brand Lycoming LHIO-360-C1A, able to develop traction in 205 hp Through the use of a sufficiently powerful propulsion system, helicopter Silvercraft SH-200 can accelerate up to speed in 180 km \ h. (Maximum value), while the maximum distance a helicopter following range limits in 350 kilometers.


Specifications Silvercraft SH-200.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 7,72 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 3,12 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 9,1 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 520 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 850 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 350 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4600 m .;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming LHIO-360-C1A;
  • Power: 205 hp


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