Helicopters used by India!!! A Discussion

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    Here is a list of the Helicopters used by India. Both Indian Air Force, Indian Army!

    1) HAL DHRUV

    ARMY ~ 45
    AIR FORCE ~ 37

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    Dhruv based threads

    http://defenceforumindia.com/defence-industry/19924-siachen-dhruv-proves-world-beater.html
    http://defenceforumindia.com/indian-air-force/3144-alh-dhruv.html
    http://defenceforumindia.com/military-multimedia/11796-exclusive-videos-weaponised-alh-dhruv-firing-trials.html


    General characteristics


    • Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
    • Capacity: 4–12 passengers
    • Length: 15.87 m (52 ft 0.8 in)
    • Rotor diameter: 13.20 m (43 ft 3.7 in)
    • Height: 4.98 m (16 ft 4.06 in)
    • Disc area: 137 m² (1,472 ft²)
    • Empty weight: 2,502 kg (5,515 lb)
    • Useful load: 2,600 kg (5731 lb)
    • Max takeoff weight: 5,500 kg (12,125 lb)
    • Powerplant: 2 × Shakti turboshafts, 1,000 kW (1,400 shp[SUP][112][/SUP])
      Alternate engine: 2x Turbomeca TM 333-2B2 turboshaft, 746 kW (1,000 shp) each
    Performance

    Armament



    Note : the Weapon system integration is still in progress and not operational

    DHRUV SALIENT FEATURES
    In October 2007, a Dhruv Mk.3 flew to an altitude of 27,500 feet (8,400 m) in Siachen;two years earlier a HAL Cheetah (the HAL Cheetah powered by the Shakti engine) had set a world altitude record, landing at 25,150 feet (7,670 m) on Sasar Kangi peak in Siachen

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiat...angalore/27974986_1_pilots-icy-winds-altitude
     
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    2) CHETAK UTILITY HELICOPTER Indian manufactured version of Aérospatiale Alouette III

    ARMY 120
    AIR FORCE 87


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    threads on Chetak

    http://defenceforumindia.com/international-politics/2333-hal-bags-10-mn-order-chetak-cheetah.html

    General characteristics


    • Crew: 2
    • Capacity: 5 passengers
    • Length: 10.03 m (32 ft 10¾ in)
    • Main rotor diameter: 11.02 m (36 ft 1¾ in)
    • Height: 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in)
    • Main rotor area: 95.38 m[SUP]2[/SUP] (1026 ft[SUP]2[/SUP])
    • Empty weight: 1,143 kg (2,520 lb)
    • Gross weight: 2,200 kg (4,850 lb)
    • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Artouste IIIB turboshaft, 649 kW (870 shp) derated to 425 kW (570 hp)
    Performance

    • Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph)
    • Cruising speed: 185 km/h (115 mph)
    • Range: 540 km (335 miles)
    • Service ceiling: 3,200 m (10,500 ft)
    • Rate of climb: 4.3 m/s (850 ft/min)
     
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    3) CHEETAH the Indian manufactured version of Aérospatiale SA 315B Lama

    ARMY 48
    AIR FORCE 28


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    specs

    General characteristics


    • Crew: 1
    • Capacity: 4 passengers or 1,135 kg (2,500 lb) slung payload
    • Length: 10.24 m (33 ft 7¼ in)
    • Main rotor diameter: 11.02 m (36 ft 1¾ in)
    • Height: 3.09 m (10 ft 1¾ in)
    • Main rotor area: 95.38 m[SUP]2[/SUP] (1,026 ft[SUP]2[/SUP])
    • Empty weight: 1,021 kg (2,251 lb)
    • Gross weight: 2,300 kg (5,070 lb)
    • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Artouste IIIB turboshaft, 649 kW (870 hp) derated to 410 kW (550 hp) each
    Performance


    • Range: 515 km (320 miles)
    • Maximum speed: 192 km/h (119 mph)
    • Service ceiling: 5,400 m (17,715 ft)
    • Rate of climb: 5.5 m/s (1,080 ft/min)
     
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    4) MIL Mi-8 and Mi-17

    AIRFORCE 112

    [​IMG]General characteristics


    • Crew: Three – two pilots and one engineer
    • Capacity: 30 troops or 12 stretchers or 4,000 kg (8,820 lb) cargo internally /5,000 kg (11,023 lb) externally slung.
    • Length: 18.465 m (60 ft 7 in)
    • Rotor diameter: 21.25 m (69 ft 10½ in)
    • Height: 4.76 m (15 ft 7¼ in)
    • Disc area: 356 m² (3,834 ft²)
    • Empty weight: 7,489 kg (16,510 lb)
    • Loaded weight: 11,100 kg (24,470 lb)
    • Max takeoff weight: 13,000 kg (28,660 lb)
    • Powerplant: 2 × Klimov TV3-117VM turboshafts, 1,633 kW (2,190 shp) each
    Performance

    Armament


    • up to 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) of disposable stores on six hardpoints, including bombs, rockets, and gunpods.

    THREADS ON Mi-17


    http://defenceforumindia.com/indian-air-force/17065-russian-start-delivery-new-mi-17-march.html
    http://defenceforumindia.com/indian-air-force/27048-india-receives-first-mil-mi-17-v5.html
    http://defenceforumindia.com/intern...6-india-order-another-59-russian-mi-17-a.html
    http://defenceforumindia.com/indian-air-force/25748-chandigarh-airforce-base-assemble-mi-17-v5.html
    http://defenceforumindia.com/indian-air-force/24756-india-receive-modified-mi-17s.html
     
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    5) Mil Mi-26 HALO

    AIRFORCE 6

    [​IMG]General characteristics


    • Crew: Five– 2 pilots, 1 navigator, 1 flight engineer, 1 flight technician
    • Capacity:
      • 90 troops or 60 stretchers
      • 20,000 kg cargo (44,090 lb)
    • Length: 40.025 m (131 ft 3¾ in) (rotors turning)
    • Rotor diameter: 32.00 m (105 ft 0 in)
    • Height: 8.145 m (26 ft 8¾ in)
    • Disc area: 804.25 m[SUP]2[/SUP] (8,656.8 ft²)
    • Empty weight: 28,200 kg (62,170 lb)
    • Loaded weight: 49,600 kg (109,350 lb)
    • Max takeoff weight: 56,000 kg (123,450 lb)
    • Powerplant: 2 × Lotarev D-136 turboshafts, 8,500 kW (11,399 shp) each
    Performance


    NOTABLE INCIDENTS :
    In Spring 2002, a civilian Mi-26 was leased to recover two U.S. Army MH-47E Chinook helicopters from a mountain in Afghanistan. The Chinooks, operated by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, had been employed in Operation Anaconda, an effort to drive al Qaeda and Taliban fighters out of the Shahi-Kot Valley and surrounding mountains.Six months later, a second U.S. Army CH-47 that had made a hard landing 100 miles (160 km) north of Bagram at an altitude of 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) was recovered by another Sportsflite-operated Mi-26 Heavycopter.
     
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    6) Mil Mi-24 Hind

    AIRFORCE 20


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    A US operated HIND

    General characteristics


    • Crew: 2–3: pilot, weapons system officer and technician (optional)
    • Capacity: 8 troops or 4 stretchers
    • Length: 17.5 m (57 ft 4 in)
    • Rotor diameter: 17.3 m (56 ft 7 in)

    • Wingspan: 6.5 m (21 ft 3 in)

    Performance


     
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    7) Boeing AH-64 Apache

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    Threads on AH-64D APACHE
    http://defenceforumindia.com/indian-air-force/26514-ah-64d-apache-chosen-iaf-attack-helicopter.html
    http://defenceforumindia.com/united...04-army-rolls-out-first-apache-block-iii.html

    General characteristics

    • Crew: 2 (pilot, and co-pilot/gunner)
    • Length: 58.17 ft (17.73 m) (with both rotors turning)
    • Rotor diameter: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
    • Height: 12.7 ft (3.87 m)
    • Disc area: 1,809.5 ft² (168.11 m²)
    • Empty weight: 11,387 lb (5,165 kg)
    • Loaded weight: 17,650 lb (8,000 kg)
    • Max takeoff weight: 23,000 lb (10,433 kg)
    • Powerplant: 2 × General Electric T700-GE-701 and later upgraded to T700-GE-701C (1990–present) & T700-GE-701D (AH-64D block III) turboshafts, -701: 1,690 shp, -701C: 1,890 shp, -701D: 2,000 shp (-701: 1,260 kW, -701C: 1,490 kW, -701D: 1,490 kW) each
    • Fuselage length: 49 ft 5 in (15.06 m)
    • Rotor systems: 4 blade main rotor, 4 blade tail rotor in non-orthogonal alignment
    Performance

    Armament


    Avionics


     
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    Good series of posts. Great job!

    AH-64 is due to be acquired and inducted.
     
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    Thank you. Dedicated to all those people who didn't know what helicopters India has or really confused with it

    Work in progress, will add future helo's after getting relevant source.
     
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    You forgot Sea Kings and Nval Dhruvs
     
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    My friend, work still in progress !
     
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    Thank you to "SPIEZ" for upgrading my knowledge about the latest development in our Armed Forces.
     
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    FUTURE HELICOPTERS TO BE USED IN INDIA

    Five firms in fray for copter deal

    BANGALORE: Five global helicopter majors are in the fray to sell India 197 multi-role, light helicopters, in a deal worth Rs. 3,000 crore.

    Eurocopter, a subsidiary of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space company with its AS 550 Fennec; Bell Helicopters, which is offering the Bell 407; Russia’s Kamov (for its Ka-226), the Franco Italian consortium’s Agusta (which is prepared to offer either the Agusta A109 Power or the A 119 Koala) and McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems ( MD 520N) have been given time till December 19 to submit proposals.

    To replace Chetak Weighing less than three tonnes when armed, these multi-role, light turbine helicopters will replace the 1970s vintage Chetak and Cheetah helicopters operated by the Army Aviation Corps and the Air Force.

    They will undertake tasks such as reconnaissance and observation, casualty evacuation, electronic warfare, escort duties, anti-insurgency operations and injecting and extricating personnel from the battlefield.

    Of the 197 helicopters, which are to be bought in a fly away condition and via knock down kits, 133 are for the Army, while 64 will be delivered to the Air Force.

    The helicopter deal is part of a mega modernisation programme which will see the Army eventually receiving 197 helicopters and the Air Force getting 188.

    Offset clause The deal also includes an offset clause, under which the successful vendor must source defence-related goods and services to the value of 50 per cent of the deal from Indian companies.

    The process — including discussions on offset proposals, technical evaluation, short-listing by the Defence Ministry, hot weather and winter trails — is expected to be completed by the middle of 2010.


    SOURCE : The Hindu : National : Five firms in fray for copter deal
     
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    a) Eurocopter AS550 Fennec

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    General characteristics


    • Crew: 2
    • Capacity: 4 passengers
    • Length: 10.93 m (35 ft 10 in) (fuselage length), 12.94 m (42 ft 6 in) (overall length, rotors turning)
    • Height: 3.34 m (10 ft 11 in)
    • Empty weight: 1,220 kg (2,690 lb)
    • Max takeoff weight: 2,250 kg (4,960 lb)
    • Fuel capacity: 540 L (143 US Gal)
    • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Arriel 2B turboshaft, 632 kW (847 shp) (limited to 500 kW (671 shp for take-off)
    • Main rotor diameter: 10.69 m (35 ft 1 in)
    • Main rotor area: 89.75 m[SUP]2[/SUP] (966.1 sq ft)
    Performance

    • Maximum speed: 246 km/h (153 mph; 133 kn) (max cruise)
    • Never exceed speed: 287 km/h (178 mph; 155 kn)
    • Range: 648 km (403 mi; 350 nmi)
    • Service ceiling: 5,280 m (17,323 ft)
    • Rate of climb: 10.30 m/s (2,028 ft/min)
    Armament


    • Provision for:

     
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    b) Kamov Ka-226 Sergei

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    General characteristics


    • Crew: 1
    • Passengers: 9
    • Cargo: 1,400kg internally, or 1,500kg on an external sling
    • Length: 8.1 m (25 ft 7 in)
    • Main rotor diameter: 2× 13 m (42 ft 8 in)
    • Height: 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)
    • Gross weight: 3400 kg (7496 lb)
    • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Allison 250-C20R (SR) turbo-shafts, 335 kW (450 hp) each
    Performance

    • Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127 mph)
    • Cruising speed: 195 km/h (121 mph)
    • Range: 600 km (372 miles)
    • Service ceiling: 6200 m (20300 ft)
    • Hover ceiling: 2500 m (8200 ft)
     
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    c) AGUSTAWESTLAND AW119 Koala

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    General characteristics


    Performance

     
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    d) AgustaWestland AW109

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    General characteristics

    Performance

    Armament

    (Agusta A109 LUH only)

    • Guns: possibilities include 12.7 mm machine gun (250 rounds) in pod, pintle mounted 7.62 mm machine gun, door gunner post 12.7 mm machine gun
    • Missiles: possibilities include 2 × TOW missile launchers (2 or 4 missiles each), unguided rockets in pods (2.75 in or 81 mm rockets with 7 or 12 tubes per pod), rocket/machine gun pod (70 mm × 3 rockets and 12.7 mm machine gun (200 rounds))
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    From the article in The Hindu : National : Five firms in fray for copter deal.

    I thought the DHRUVS were made exactly for that, why are they seeking from elsewhere when they already have their answers in their hands ?
     
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    Dhruv is light helo..

    Dhruv can reach High alt but to some extend..

    IA & IAF looking for Ultra Light Helo ( Not to be confused with ultra lights )..


    KA-225

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    • Crew: 1
    • Passengers: 9
    • Cargo: 1,400kg internally, or 1,500kg on an external sling
    • Length: 8.1 m (25 ft 7 in)
    • Main rotor diameter: 2× 13 m (42 ft 8 in)
    • Height: 4.15 m (13 ft 7 in)
    • Gross weight: 3400 kg (7496 lb)
    • Powerplant: 2 × Rolls-Royce Allison 250-C20R (SR) turbo-shafts, 335 kW (450 hp) each
    Performance

    • Maximum speed: 205 km/h (127 mph)
    • Cruising speed: 195 km/h (121 mph)
    • Range: 600 km (372 miles)
    • Service ceiling: 6200 m (20300 ft)
    • Hover ceiling: 2500 m (8200 ft)




    Eurocopter AS550C3

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    • Crew: 2
    • Capacity: 4 passengers
    • Length: 10.93 m (35 ft 10 in) (fuselage length), 12.94 m (42 ft 6 in) (overall length, rotors turning)
    • Height: 3.34 m (10 ft 11 in)
    • Empty weight: 1,220 kg (2,690 lb)
    • Max takeoff weight: 2,250 kg (4,960 lb)
    • Fuel capacity: 540 L (143 US Gal)
    • Powerplant: 1 × Turbomeca Arriel 2B turboshaft, 632 kW (847 shp) (limited to 500 kW (671 shp for take-off)
    • Main rotor diameter: 10.69 m (35 ft 1 in)
    • Main rotor area: 89.75 m[SUP]2[/SUP] (966.1 sq ft)
    Performance

    • Maximum speed: 246 km/h (153 mph; 133 kn) (max cruise)
    • Never exceed speed: 287 km/h (178 mph; 155 kn)
    • Range: 648 km (403 mi; 350 nmi)
    • Service ceiling: 5,280 m (17,323 ft)
    • Rate of climb: 10.30 m/s (2,028 ft/min)

    Cheak the spcs..
    Bell lost the game..
     
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