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Robinson R22


Very Light Utility / Trainer Helicopter (1979)


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The very-lightweight Robinson R22 helicopter has proven itself a commercial success since series introcuction was had in 1979.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 01/17/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

January 2020 - UAVOS has announced plans to develop a heavy-lift, unmanned version of the popular R22 helicopter.

Specifications



Service Year
1979

Origin
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United States

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
1

Production
4,650
UNITS


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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
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).
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Training (General)
Developed ability to be used as a dedicated trainer for student pilots (typically under the supervision of an instructor).


Length
28.7 ft
(8.75 m)
Width/Span
25.2 ft
(7.67 m)
Height
8.9 ft
(2.72 m)
Empty Wgt
882 lb
(400 kg)
MTOW
1,378 lb
(625 kg)
Wgt Diff
+496 lb
(+225 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Robinson R22 production variant)
Installed: 1 x Lycoming O-320-A2B/A2C Flat-4 piston engine developing 124 horsepower driving a two-bladed main rotor unit and two-bladed tail rotor unit (facing port side).
Max Speed
118 mph
(190 kph | 103 kts)
Ceiling
14,108 ft
(4,300 m | 3 mi)
Range
242 mi
(390 km | 722 nm)
Rate-of-Climb
1,200 ft/min
(366 m/min)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Robinson R22 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None.


R22 - Base Series Designation; initial production model; powered by Lycoming O-320-A2B/A2C engine.
R22 HP - "High-Powered" variant with Lycoming O-320-B2C engine of 160 horsepower.
R22 "Alpha" - Model of 1983; Lycoming O-320-B2C engine.
R22 "Beta" - With uprated Lycoming O-320-B2C engine.
R22 "Beta II" - With Lycoming O-360-J2A engine.
R22 "Beta II Police" - Law enforcement model with loudspeaker system and searchlight.
R22 "Police" - Law enforcement variant.
R22 "Mariner" - Over-water daytime-only variant; Lycoming O-320-B2C engine; float-equipped for on-water landings and take-offs.
R22 "Mariner II" - Over-water daytime-only variant; Lycoming O-320-J2A engine; float-equipped for on-water landings and take-offs.
R22 IFR - IFR training model.
Maverick - UAV offering from Boeing based in the R22 helicopter.
Renegade - UAV variant used by DARPA for testing.
R22 UAV - UAV offering from being developed UAVOS with autopilot system; heavy-lift capability.


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