Подпись:B-2n 1946 the first of Brantly’s helicopter

Подпись:designs, the over-complex B-1, flew for the first time. Undaunted by the unpopularity of his initial design, Brantly went on to produce the best-selling B-2. Through at least three changes of company ownership, the B-2 remained in constant production, a testimony to the soundness of the basic design. Constant improvements allowed the type to remain in production from 1958 until 1994.

Brantly B-2


A Model 305

Basically an onlarged B-2. theXR was potentially a more versatile design, but did not sell well.




A Attractive presentation

Finished m a bright colour scheme, the Brantly B-2 is an attractive and sleek-hoking helicopter. Several examples remain in regular servico.

Unchanging design у

This early B-2A demonstrates the original lines of the typo and how little they wore fo change dunng three decades of production.

A Army evaluation

Five B-2s were tested by the US Army under the designation YHO-3-BR. No production order resulted from this evaluation and tho B-2 also failed to win orders from the British Army.

▼ In the business

This immaculate B-2B is seen under the ownership of Helicopter International Magazine.


► When Brantly was taken over by Hynes, tho B-2 becamo tho Brantly-Hynes B-2. It continued in production until 1994.

► Brantly also developed the 305, a larger, five-seat helicopter based on tho B-2.

Float, skid or wheeled landing gear was an option on all B-2s.

► James T. Kirnurn was tho third owner of the B-2 type certificate, and delivered he* first B-2B on 25 August 1990,

>• British Executive Air Services acquired a production licence for tho B-2.

> In 1992, a B-2B cost US$120.000 to US$135,000 depending on equipment fit-

Brantly В-2



Type: I wo-beat light helicopter

Powcrplant: one 134-kW H80-«p. l Textron Lycoming п/О-360-AiA flat-four piston engine

Max speed: ’61 km/h (100 ntpA) at sna lovel

Max cruising speed: 145 km/h (90 m. p h.) at 75 per cent power

Initial climb rale: 590 m’rmn (t.900 f. p.m i at sea level

Range: – too km (250 mi.) With maximum fur – and roiwrvor.



Bolow: A choice of undercarriage gave the B-2 added flexibility. These floats soom overly large for such a small machine, however, and must have roducod performance dramatically.


Service ceiling: 3290 rr. іп. оос ft i

Weights: empty 463 kg (1.020 lb) (with sk-ds): maximum take-off 757 kg (1.665 lb )



main rotor diameter fuselage length height

main rotor dec area


7.24 m (23 ft. 9 in.) 6.62 m |21 ft 9 m| 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in.) 41 16 m – (443 sq ft.)




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I 8ELL 47: One of the earliest product*» helicopters, having been produced from 1946. the Model 47 wits still in production during the 1960s. Many hundreds were built


■ ENSTROM F-28: Having or. fored production during the autumn of 1963. tho F-23 was intended to offer exceptional value for a throe – seat lightweight hnlcoplnr



■ HUGHES 269: Hughes found a very successful formula with its mthor ungainty – looking l. fodcl 269. Hundreds of aroralt were built in the US and under licence.




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