BK 117

• European/Japanese co-operation • Ambulance, rescue and utility

Подпись:Подпись:BK 117On 25 February 1977 Mcsserschmitt-

Bolkow-Blohm and Kawasaki signed an agreement for the joint production of a new utility helicopter. Although the aircraft itself has been reasonably successful, it was the programme as a whole that demonstrated what

Eurocopter/Kawasaki BK 117

BK 117
BK 117

Подпись:Подпись:BK 117Fighting fires in Scotland ►

Emergency sorvices around the world appreciate the value of the helicopter for a variety of tasks. Many compamos, such as McAlpme in the UK.

lease aircraft to agencies such as the Strathclydo lire brigade.


> MOB abandoned Itr. armed military

BK 117A-3M. but ‘civilian’ machines have been sold to military customers.

>• Kawasaki flew the first production
BK 117 on 24 December 1981.

>■ Several features of the BO 105 were retained or modified in the BK 117.


>• MBB abandoned its BO 107 design and Kawasaki its KH-7 project in favour of Joint BK 117 production.

► The first aircraft from the MBB production line flow on 23 April 1982.

► Germany’s ministry of dofence used one BK 117 as a composites testing oircraft-

BK 117

BK 117B-2

Type: tmn-turboshaft multi-purpose hdicoptor

Powcrplant: two Toxtron Lycoming LTS 101 7506-1 turboshafts, each with S28-kW (708-hp.) take-off rotmg and 516 kW (692-ftp.) continuous rating

Maximum Speed: 278 km/h (t72 m p ft |

Initial climb rate: 660 m/mtn (2,165 f. p,m >

Range: 541 km (335 mi) at sea level

Weights: empty 1727 kg (3.800 lb.): maximum take-oft 3350 kg (7370 lb)

Accommodation: one pilot and a maximum ot 10 passengers


main rotor dtamatar 11 m 136 ft. t in.)

length 13 m (42 tt. 8 in.)

height 3.85 m <55 ft. 3 (a)

main rotor <t-sc area 95.03 m (1.023 sg. ft.)


Above: MBB’s BK 117A-3M demonstrator is armed with HOT missiles. Although more than 20 military customers exist, none uses the BK 117 offensively.


Right: Kobe City Fire Department s BK 117 is equipped with powerful spotlights for fire-spotting and other emergency duties.


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Kawasaki and all rotor systems

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This BK 117 serves with tho air proving wing
of the Japanese Air Self-Defence Force.


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hit nine pain


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Wheats may be attached to the s*q0s to a*t ground hontJtog. Emergency itotnlton oqupmont дані snow studs are optoniw


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■ OH-8: Beginning in March 1969. Kawasaki manufactured the Hughes OH-6 under a Uconce agreement.


■ 369: Civiban variants of the OH-6 designated the 369. have also been built m Japan, mostly for Japanese customers.


BK 117

BK 117


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