Hindustan Advanced Light Helicopter

  • CountryIndia
  • TypeThe Indian government plans to buy 300 for that country's military. HAL foresees total civil and military domestic orders at around 650.
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  • PerformanceTwo 746kW (1000shp) takeoff rated Turboméca TM 3332B turboshafts driving a four blade main rotor and a four blade tail rotor. Alternatively could be powered by two 970kW (1300shp) LHTEC CTS 800s or MTU/RR/Turboméca MTR 390s.
  • WeightsMax speed 290km/h (156kt), max cruising speed 245km/h (132kt). Initial rate of climb 2360ft/min. Service ceiling 19,680ft. Hovering ceiling in ground effect over 9840ft. Range with max fuel 800km (430nm), range with a 700kg (1543lb) payload 400km (215nm). Endurance 4hr.
  • DimentionsArmy version - Empty equipped 2500kg (5511lb), max takeoff 4000kg (8818lb). Naval version - Empty 2500kg (5511lb), max takeoff 5000kg (11,023lb).
  • CapacityMain rotor diameter 13.20m (43ft 4in), length overall rotors turning 15.87m (52ft 1in), fuselage length tail rotor turning 13.43m (44ft 1in), height overall tail rotor turning with skids 4.98m (16ft 4in), with wheels 4.91m (16ft 2in). Main rotor disc area 136.9m2 (1473.0sq ft).
  • ProductionFlightcrew of two. Main cabin seating for 10 to 14, depending on configuration. Max external sling load army variant 1000kg (2205lb), naval variant 1500kg (3307lb).

The Advanced Light Helicopter is the first indigenous helicopter of the developing Indian airplane industry, and will be inherent distinctive adaptations for the Indian Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force, and additionally for common clients.

In the early 1980s India approached Germany's MBB (now Eurocopter Deutschland) to help it outline and construct an average size multirole helicopter for both military and common utilization. Along these lines a participation understanding was marked in July 1984, blanket outline help, advancement and generation. Configuration work started in November that year, while the first flight of the first of four models was on August 20 1992.

ALH configuration gimmicks incorporate a hingeless four sharpened steel fundamental rotor with cleared back tips and composite development primary and tail rotor razor sharp edges. The initial three models are controlled by TM 333s yet a last motor decision for generation airplane has yet to be made. Common airplane will emphasize LHTEC CTS 800s

The Advanced Light Helicopter will be implicit two unique military forms, one for the Indian flying corps and armed force, and one for the war fleet. Armed force and flying corps variants will peculiarity slips, and will be utilized for various missions including ground assault, troop transport and SAR. Maritime variants will be fitted with retractable tricycle undercarriage and a collapsing tail blast. The common form will offer tricycle arriving rigging and will be certificated to western guidelines. The main common ALH was because of fly in 1998. Arrangement creation was dispatched in 1997.

The Indian Government arrangements to purchase around 300 Alhs for its military, to supplant a mixed bag of helicopters including Chetaks and Cheetahs. The principal firm request, for 100, was set in late 1996.

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