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MBB-Kawasaki BK 117


Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)


Developed from the West German MBB Bo 105 series, the BK 117 was the product of a German-Japanese joint venture.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 9/24/2019






Specifications



Year:
1982
Status
Active, In-Service
Crew
1
[ 443 Units ] :
Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB) - West Germany / Kawasaki - Japan
National flag of Australia National flag of Canada National flag of Chile National flag of Colombia National flag of Germany National flag of Greece National flag of Japan National flag of Kenya National flag of Madagascar National flag of New Zealand National flag of Peru National flag of Russia National flag of South Africa National flag of Spain National flag of Taiwan National flag of United States Australia; Bophuthatswana; Canada; Chile; Ciskei; Colombia; West Germany (Germany); Greece; Japan; Kenya; Madagascar; New Zealand; Peru; Russia; Spain; South Africa; Taiwan; Transkei; United States; Venda
- VIP Transport
- Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC)
- Search and Rescue (SAR)
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
Length:
32.48 ft (9.9 m)
Width/Span:
36.09 ft (11 m)
Height:
12.63 ft (3.85 m)
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 production model)
Empty Weight:
3,814 lb (1,730 kg)
MTOW:
7,385 lb (3,350 kg)
(Diff: +3,571lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 production model)
2 x Textron Lycoming LTS 101-750B-1 turboshaft engines developing 595 horsepower each and driving a four-bladed main rotor with two-bladed tail rotor unit.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 production model)
Maximum Speed:
155 mph (250 kph; 135 kts)
Service Ceiling:
15,010 feet (4,575 m; 2.84 miles)
Maximum Range:
336 miles (540 km; 292 nm)
Rate-of-Climb:
2,165 ft/min (660 m/min)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 production model)
BK 117 - Base Series Designation.
BK 117 S-01
BK 117 P-3/P-5
BK 117 A-1
BK 117 A-3
BK 117 A-3M
BK 117 A-4
BK 117 B-1
BK 117 B-1C
BK 117 B-2
BK 117 C-1
NBK 117
BK 117-850D2

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