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
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
✓Special-Mission: MEDical EVACuation (MEDEVAC)
Extraction of wounded combat or civilian elements by way of specialized onboard equipment and available internal volume or external carrying capability.
✓Special-Mission: Search & Rescue (SAR)
Ability to locate and extract personnel from areas of potential harm or peril (i.e. downed airmen in the sea).
Used in the Very-Important-Person (VIP) passenger transport role, typically with above-average amenities and luxuries as standard.
✓Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
32.5 ft (9.90 m)
36.1 ft (11.00 m)
12.6 ft (3.85 m)
3,814 lb (1,730 kg)
7,385 lb (3,350 kg)
+3,571 lb (+1,620 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 production variant)
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 performance specifications pertain to the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117 B-2 production variant. Performance specifications showcased above are subject to environmental factors as well as aircraft configuration. Estimates are made when Real Data not available. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
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
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