206 JetRanger

• Light turboshaft helicopter • Multi-role civil and military variants

The Bell 206 JetRanger is one of the world’s most popular helicopters. Manufactured by Bell in Canada and Agusta in Italy, this civil servant bogan as a military observation craft but has become a real champion of air commerce. For law enforcement, executive travel, crop spraying and countless other duties, it is one of the best aircraft in its class – a versatile and economical helicopter which is simple to operate and enjoyable to fly.

A Agile but simple to fly

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206 JetRanger

The JetRanger is agile onough to bo used by display teams at air shows. The ease with which it can bo flown moans that it also makes a good helicopter trainer, both on land and at sea.

A Kiowa warrior

Подпись: I*roor '^3fF/0 206 JetRangerKnown to the US Army as the OH-58 Kiowa, the latest armed versions of tho Model 206 have four-bladod rotors and an anti-glare cockpit, and can carry Holl/ire missiles and a mast-mounted sight.

206 JetRangerA All-rounder

The 206 has performed most light helicopter tasks, but it is often used as an air taxi, typicaoy flying businessmen to and from airports.

206 JetRangerПодпись: Air ambulance ► JetRangers have found a ready market as ambulance aircraft, being able to get casualties to hospital in minutes. A Crop sprayer

With a tank and spray bar slung from a cargo hook, the JetRanger can fly crop-spraymg missions with notable precision.



>■ The 1,394 JetRangers and 599

LongRangers on register make up 15 per cent of the US civil helicopter fleet.

> Full certification of tho Modol 206A occurred on 20 October 1966.

► Tho current 206B JetRanger III is built at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada.

► The normal interior of the JetRanger provides comfortable accommodation for five passengers.

► According to Bell figures, the 206 is the world’s safest helicopter.

► US military trainer versions are the Navy TH-57 and Army TH-67.

Bell 206 JetRanger


Model 206B-3 JetRanger III

Type: gtn general-purpose hehcopter

Powerplant: one 3t3-kVV (420-hp) Allison 250- C20J turbosHatt. flat-fated to 230 KW <316 hp.)

Maximum cruise speed: 216 km* at 1525 m (134 m. p.h. at 5.000 tt)

Range: 730 km (450 mi.) with maximum fuel

Service ceiling: 4ii5m (13.500 it i

Weights: empty 737 kg (t.620 to ); loaded t520 kg (3.345 lb) with externa! load

Accommodation: one of two pilots. throe passengers; provision I or medical attendant, litter, and up to 600 kg (1.320 to) of ambulance equipment; mtonor cabin of 2.35 m1 (83 cu ft.)


main rotor diameter 10.16 m (33 tt. 4 in.)

longth (rotor turning) 118? m (38 ft. 9 in )

height 2.91 m (9 ft. 6 in.)

rotor area 81.10 rtf (873 sq. ft.)


206 JetRanger

Left: JetRangers can be used for air ambulance and rescue work. This US Park Police example was first on the scene at the Potomac River air crash of January 1982. which took place in the head of Washington.


One image which represents wlul the Bell JDb i> .ill аіюиі is that of j I’S I’arft Servile l. ongl<.inger crew rescuing victims from Washington’s icy Potonutc River in the aftermath * it the » rash of Ліг Florida Flight 90 in January – 19R2.


Above: JotRangers are often used by American TV stations to transpod repoders to incidents quickly.






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■ LONGRANGER: Oelivenos Of the strotchod long Ranger began л 1975. Cumontfy built in Canada and Italy, rt shares too more powerful engine of the latest JetRanger III.


■ TWINRANGER: The latest verson of the Model 206 has twin engines. The greater power rs expected to giv« improved pa>5oad and range, as well as increased safety.


■ MODEL 406: Developed for toe US Army as toe OM-58D. the Model 406 has a more powerful engne and a four-btidod main rotor, and can carry advanced avionics and missiles.


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