Sikorsky S97 Raider helicopter offensiveSikorsky S97 Raider, attack helicopters, reconnaissance helicopter, attack helicopter, helicopter
At the beginning of October 2014 a new combat helicopter Sikorsky unveiled publicly, which is supported by the US Army requirements designed to take into account.At the beginning of October 2014 a new combat helicopter Sikorsky unveiled publicly, which is supported by the US Army requirements designed to take into account. This concept has led the company for nearly four years, just announced on 20 October 2010. They hope that the first test flight later this year, ie 2014, do the helicopter, even under the optimistic version in early December.
The US army to replace the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters types that are in service in 1969. The Sikorsky for the tender prepared by the specimen.
The helicopter shown to become the connoisseurs, since that great Raider concept combines the efficiency and speed.
Suitable for 1 to 2 pilots and flight, as well as six soldiers with machine fits the cabin. When soldiers do not deliver, then the hold extra ammunition to be placed. The top speed reaches 444 km/ h, which counts among the good helicopters. The rotary-wing fuselage made largely from composite materials, thanks to significantly reduce the empty weight of the machine, as well as radar invisibility before the greatly improved.
The gunship reportedly, will be approximately $ 15 million.
Crew: 1-2 pilot
Capacity: 6 soldiers
Length: 11 m
Gross weight: 4057 kg
Maximum takeoff weight: 14,990 kg
Transmission: 1 × General Electric YT706 1900 kW
Main rotor diameter: 1 (2 Coaxial) x 10 m
Propellers: 6-bladed variable pitch pusher propeller, 2.1 m in diameter
Cruising speed: 407 km / h
Maximum speed: 444 km / h
Mileage: 354 km; 308 NMI (570 km)
Flight time: 2h 40min
Altitude: 10,000 ft (3048 m) 95 ℉
Various arms of what the mission requires
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