Helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter. Specifications. A photo.


VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter - a light multi-purpose helicopter of the German production, developed in 1970, the company «VFW-Fokker».


VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter photo


The design of the multi-purpose German helicopter VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter was started by aircraft builders from the company "VFW-Fokker" in the second half of the 60-ies of the last century. The management of the German company had the intention to create a general-purpose multipurpose aircraft capable of carrying out a large number of tasks, starting from patrolling the terrain and finishing transportation of cargo, performing search and rescue operations, etc. Despite the fact that the VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter helicopter also found a very active application in the military aviation sphere, the project officially belongs to civil aviation.

The compact design of the helicopter, powerful propulsion system and aerodynamic shape of the fuselage aircraft provide VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter high maneuverability, that at the time of production of this aircraft has been very promising and popular.

The first flight tests of VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter Air model ships were held in April 1970 years, and, thanks to the successful completion of all the necessary tests, the helicopter was able to obtain a safety certificate, after which the project was aimed at mass production, where he stayed for only a few years - it performance did not meet the consumer in full, and extremely complex services require a large infusion of funds.


Photo VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter


The cabin of the aircraft is equipped with three seats, which provides the ability to carry on board three people, including one pilot and two passengers. Despite the relatively small cabin, the VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter helicopter has a certain promise, however, in commercial aviation it can not be used for a number of reasons. The VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter is the most suitable for observation and patrol flights, as agricultural air equipment, for search and rescue operations, and due to the lack of free space on board, this helicopter can not be used for transportation Cargo, which is one of the factors of its low demand.

Multiple aircraft VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter is equipped with a gas turbine power plant type, consisting of one aircraft engine brands Allison 250-C20, which has a towing capacity of 400 hp The maximum flight range of the aircraft VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter is 320 kilometers, while the maximum traveling speed can reach 295 km \ h.


Specifications VFW-Fokker H3 Sprinter.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 2 person;
  • helicopter length: 9,3 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,5 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,68 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 335 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 650 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 223 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 295 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 320 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 4100 m .;
  • Powerplant: Allison 250-C20;
  • Power: 400 hp



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