Eurocopter BO 105 & EC Super Five

  • CountryGermany
  • TypeFive place multi purpose light utility helicopter
  • PowerplantsBO 105 CBS & Super Five - Two 313kW (420shp) Allison 250C20B turboshafts driving a four blade main rotor and two blade tail rotor.
  • PerformanceBO 105 CBS-4 - Max cruising speed 240km/h (129kt), long range cruising speed 204km/h (110kt). Initial rate of climb 1457ft/min. Hovering ceiling out of ground effect 1500ft. Range with standard fuel and max payload 555km (300nm), ferry range with auxiliary fuel tanks 1020km (550nm). Super Five - Max cruising speed 245km/h (132kt). Initial rate of climb 1870ft/min. Hovering ceiling out of ground effect 7960ft. Range 575km (310nm).
  • WeightsBO 105 CBS-4 - Empty 1300kg (2868lb), max takeoff 2500kg (5511lb).
  • DimentionsMain rotor diameter 9.84m (32ft 4in), length including rotors 11.86m (38ft 11in), fuselage length 8.81m (28ft 11in), height to top of main rotor mast 3.02m (9ft 11in). Main rotor disc area 76.1m2 (818.6sq ft).
  • CapacityTotal seating for five, including two pilots or one pilot and passenger in front bucket seats, and three passengers on rear bench seat. Behind rear seats and below the engine is a freight/baggage compartment, accessible by two clamshell doors in the rear of the fuselage.
  • ProductionApproximately 1375 BO 105s of all models, including military versions, delivered thus far, including licence production in Canada, Indonesia, the Philippines and Spain.

In far reaching military and regular citizen benefit, the BO 105 is MBB's (presently piece of Eurocopter) best helicopter outline.

Development of the first of three models started in 1964, the first of which made the sort's first flight on February 16 1967. This flying machine was controlled by 236kw (317shp) Allison 250c18 turboshafts and emphasized an ordinary fundamental rotor center point, yet the resulting models fused another unbending center with feathering pivots, in addition to composite edges and Manturbo 6022 motors. The BO 105 returned once again to Allison 250 force with the second of two preproduction flying machine, flying in this structure in January 1971.

Beginning creation was of the BO 105c which was accessible from 1970. The Allison 250c20 powerplant got to be standard from 1973. The BO 105 CB was presented in 1975, and turned into the standard generation model. It presented uprated motors and a reinforced transmission. The BO 105 is currently implicit BO 105 CBS structure with a slight 25cm (10in) fuselage stretch and additional window, permitting an additional traveler to be conveyed.

The BO 105 D has IFR instrumentation and was created for the British seaward oil apparatus help market. The BO 105 L has all the more capable motors and higher takeoff weight. The BO 105 LSA-3 is a hot and high form with Allison 250c28c motors and manufactured solely in Canada by Eurocopter Canada. The BO 105 LSA-3 Super Lifter has been produced for flying crane work and has a 2850kg (6283lb) max takeoff weight.

The EC Super Five is a superior improvement of the BO 105 CBS with new fundamental rotor sharpened pieces of steels. It was certificated in late 1993.

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