MI-8 HIP Multi-role Transport Helicopter

MI-8 HIP Multi-role Transport HelicopterThe MI-8 HIP is a multi-role transport helicopter able of carring troops or food as able-bodied as administering armed attackes with rockets and guns. It is generally acclimated to resupply guerrillas, admit detachments or accommodate abutting air abutment to advancing units. Designed as a carriage helicopter, the Mi-8 accepted a multi-purpose machine. The cable alien suspension, able with the weight-measuring device, makes it accessible to backpack ample admeasurement cargoes belief up to three tons. If required, it became both combat, accomplishment and arms ascertainment helicopter.

The large, five-blade capital rotor is army over the engine at the physique midsection, while a weapon-carrying belvedere is army at the lower physique midsection. Alien food are army on weapons racks on anniversary ancillary of the fuselage. The HIP C has four alien hardpoints; the HIP E, HIP H, accept six; added variants accept none. Not all accessible ammunition are active at one time, mission dictates weapon configuration.

Twin turboshaft engines are army on top of the assembly with two annular air intakes just aloft the cockpit and angled bankrupt ports aft. It is powered by two TV2117A turboshafts (2 x 1120 kW, or 2 x 1250 kW over a abbreviate time). The Mi-8 is able of single-engine flight in the accident of accident of ability by one engine (depending on aircraft mission weight) because of an engine amount administration system. If one engine fails, the added engine's achievement is automatically added to acquiesce connected flight.

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UH-72A Lakota US Army Light Utility Helicopter

UH-72A Lakota new US Army Light Utility Helicopter
The UH-72A Lakota is the new US Army's light utility helicopter, named after a Native American tribe. It's in line With the US Army's tradition of giving its helicopters Indian names. The Lakota is a military version of the Eurocopter EC145. Helicopters are being manufactured by American Eurocopter. It will replace the older UH-1H Iroquois and OH-58C Kiowa helicopters.

The UH-72A Lakota helicopter is unarmed. It's employed mainly for logistics and support missions in non-combat environments. It will as well perform medical evacuations and personnel recovery. This helicopter has a payload capacity of 1 790 kg. It can too carry a maximum underslung load of 1 500 kg. The Lakota has a crew of two and can accommodate up to 8 troops. Alternatively it can carry two stretchers and medical attendants.

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WZ-9 PLA Attack Helicopter

WZ-9 PLA Attack Helicopter
An attack helicopter variant has been fielded by the PLA since the early 1990s as the WZ-9 or Z-9W, with pylons fitted for anti-tank missiles. The latest armed version, the Z-9W, was introduced in 2005 and has night attack capabilities, with an under-nose low-light Television and infrared observing and tracking unit. Z-9W was China's first anti-armor attack helicopter that turn into operational with PLA Army. It can be armed With HJ-8A wire-guided ATGMs, or 57mm/90mm rocket pods, or 23mm cannons, or TY-90 IR-guided AAMs.

Harbin Aircraft Manufacture Corporation (HAMC) started to develop an attack variant of its Zhi-9 (Z-9) utility helicopter in the mid-1980s. The prototype was only intended for anti-armor role, carrying a roof-mounted optical sight unit and four HJ-8 anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) under the weapon pylons.

This variant first flew in 1987 and live test fire of the missile from the helicopter took place in 1989. The formal production variant introduced in the early 1990s incorporated using a range of armaments, such as 23mm cannon, 12.7mm machine gun pod, 57/90mm unguided rocket pod, and also TY-90 IR-homing short-range air-to-air missile.

Several dozens of the Z-9W attack helicopters were delivered into the PLA Army Aviation Corps 8th Army Aviation Group (Regiment) subordinated to 38th Group Army in Beijing Military area in the mid-1990s. as a result of the PLA's decision to give high priority into the Army Aviation Corps in its modernisation program, much more units have received the Z-9W after 2000. The total wide range of these helicopter fielded by the PLA is estimated to be 30~40.

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Mi-42 Assault-Transport Helicopter rogram

Mi-42 Assault- Transport Helicopter
Mi-42 Assault- Transport Helicopter
The Mil Mi-42 was a projected assault/transport helicopter featuring the NOTAR concept, fit to replace the Mi-40 program. The Mi-42 program was launched in 1985, however the entire Mi-40 program, which include the Mi-42 program, was cancelled because Soviet Union's Collapse.

Starting in 1985 a further development along the lines of these Mil Mi-40 was sought Which would provide higher performance in the "Aerial Infantry Fighting Vehicle" category. Primary roles included landing troops, providing rapid redeployment, escort, close air support and tactical strikes. Its secondary roles would contain transport of equipment, medivac, SAR/CSAR, reconnaissance and communications.

A vectoring NOTAR system would replace the tail rotor. It was hoped that this could be far more durable and increase safety of people working in the vicinity of the tail. Finally, it was planned that, as the aircraft picked up speed and aerodynamic forces began to have a stabilising effect, the vectoring system would angle the NOTAR nozzle so that it faced straight backward - hopefully allowing the Mi-42 to attain its required top speed of 380-400kph.

The design was intended to be heavily armored and carry a mobile forward firing cannon and four hardpoints (equivalent armament to the Mil Mi-28 gunship). because of the complex requirements (essentially mixing those of a truck, transport helicopter, attack helicopter and strike aircraft) the design uncontrollably took on complexity and weight.

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Ka-52 Alligator Combat Helicopter

Ka-52 Alligator Combat Helicopter
Ka-52 Alligator Combat Helicopter
The multi-role all-weather combat Ka-52 "Alligator" helicopter is a genuinely twin-seat derivative of the Ka-50. It's intended to get a great deal of combat tasks in daytime and night conditions. This is a a commander helicopter of the army aviation aimed growing the efficiency of group combat helicopter operations.

Coaxial-type Ka-52 helicopter differs from one its predecessor by a wider nose part and twin-seat crew cockpit where the pilot ejection seats seem to be arranged side-by-side. Both pilots have full controls of these helicopter without having any limitations. The helicopter could be employed as a trainer. High flying qualities of these coaxial helicopter combined with distinctive manoeuvrability allow the helicopter to perform combat maneuvers within the minimum air region and with the shortest time to gain an advantageous attack position.

Numerous weapons choices for the helicopter seem to be achieved by arranging a movable high-speed firing gun starboard of the helicopter, and six available external wing stores with other various combination of anti-tank missiles, rockets, "air-to-air" missiles, gun ammunition of a container type and bombs of different caliber. from the point of view of these weapons power the "Alligator" is comparable With the "Black Shark" helicopter and it is superior to all or any existing combat helicopters.

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MH-90 Enforcer Rescue Helicopter

MH-90 Enforcer Rescue Helicopter
The MH-90 is based on the McDonnell Douglas twin-turbine MD 900 Explorer, changed for air-sea rescue and police work. With the biggest functional cabin in its light-twin category, the MD Explorer's cabin size equals that of medium-twin class helicopters. Integrated optional avionic systems are simply accessible. massive 52-inch (1.32 m) cabin door openings on each side of aircraft enable unrestricted ingress/egress.

The MH-90s are equipped with a spread of lethal and non-lethal weapons. the main armament of the MH-90s consists of a M240G machine gun plus a 50-caliber sniper rifle equipped with a laser sight. The machine gun's primary purpose is to fire warning shots across the path of fleeing go-fasts, while the sniper rifle is employed to selectively target and disable the engines of the go-fasts as necessary. other non-lethal armament consists of stun grenades and entangling nets among other items of equipment.

The MH-90s are also equipped with armor plating, a camera system mounted on a gyro-stablilzed fitting, a night-vision compatible cockpit, a GPS-based navigation system, and Forward-looking InfraRed (FLIR). additionally, a deployable flotation system has been fitted due to the units operations over open water. The communications suite of the MH-90 includes HF/VHF/UHF radios capable of operating in each the secure and clear modes.

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EC 635 Light Utility Helicopter

EC 635 Light Utility Helicopter
EC 635 Light Utility Helicopter
The EC 635 - light Utility Helicopter (LUH) is the military version of the EC 135 and applies the identical technology. it's designe by the EUROCOPTER group, The EC 635 is a light-weight twin-engined, eight seats multi - role helicopter with wide use of composite material and crashworthy designed seats and fuel system. New generation high set main rotor and shrouded tail rotor systems (Fenestron type) offer low noise and safe operation. High operational efficiency, adverse weather day / night operations, high performance with power reserve and an advanced maintenance concept are among the key features of the EC 635.

The military EC 635 is obtainable with two powerplant options. The FADEC controlled Turbomeca Arrius 2B1 or the Pratt &Whitney 206B engines offer quick cruising speed and long range. Utilising the aircraft's inherent multi - role capability the EC 635 is suited to military and para - military operations as utility, training, troop transport, reconnaissance and SAR. The helicopter's cabin is accessible through side sliding doors and two large rear clam-shell doors, is especially suited to disaster relief missions and humanitarian aid.

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