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Military


Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH)

Specifications
Origin India.
Type Advanced multi-role light helicopter.
Length : 12.89 m
Length 15.87 meters.
Height : 3.76 m
Height: 4.98 meters.
Main Rotor Diameter 13.20 meters.
Weight empty : 2216 kg / 2502 kg (5515 lbs.)
Max. T/O weight : 5500 kg (12,125 lbs.)
Cruising speed : 245 km/h
Max. speed : 280 km/h / 290 km/h (180 mph)
Climb rate : 9.00 m/s
Max. Range : 400 km
Service ceiling : 6000 m / 5990 metres (19,680 feet)
Engines : 2x Turboprop Engine - Turboméca TM 333 2B
Power rating : 1000 wps
Total power rating : 2000 wps
Payload : 14pax (max 1500kg)
Useful Load 2600 kg (5731 lbs.)
Max. cruising speed 253 km/h (157 mph)
Range
  • With 1500 kg (3300 lbs.) payload - 216 nautical miles (414 km; 249 miles).
  • With max. fuel & 20 min. reserves - 431 nautical miles (810 km; 497 miles).
  • Fuel Capacity 1100 kg (2425 lbs.)
    Armament The Army's 'weapons system integrated' helicopters will feature a chin-mounted, three barrel 20mm gun from Lockheed Martin and four pylons - each having two hard points - which will enable it to carry eight Nag anti-tank guided missiles, four 68mm or 70mm rocket pods or four tube-launched air-to-air missiles.
    Maximum External Stores Load 1500 kg. (3307 lb.)
    Self Defence RWR; jammer and chaff/flare dispensers.
    Crew : 2
    Important Milestones
  • PT1 (Z3182): Official first flight - 30 August 1992 ** An unofficial first flight took place on 20 August 1992.
  • PT2 (Z3183): First flight - 08 April 1993.
  • PT3/PT-A (Z3268): First flight - 26 May 1994.
  • PT4/PT-N (IN901): First flight - 26 December 1995.





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