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MBB-Kawasaki BK 117


Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)


Germany | 1982



"Developed from the West German MBB Bo 105 series, the BK 117 was the product of a German-Japanese joint venture."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 Light Utility Helicopter (LUH).
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.
Propulsion
155 mph
250 kph | 135 kts
Max Speed
15,010 ft
4,575 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
336 miles
540 km | 292 nm
Operational Range
2,165 ft/min
660 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 Light Utility Helicopter (LUH).
1
(MANNED)
Crew
32.5 ft
9.90 m
O/A Length
36.1 ft
(11.00 m)
O/A Width
12.6 ft
(3.85 m)
O/A Height
3,814 lb
(1,730 kg)
Empty Weight
7,385 lb
(3,350 kg)
MTOW
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 family line.
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
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 443 Units

Contractor(s): Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm (MBB) - West Germany / Kawasaki - Japan
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[ 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 ]
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