Bell Helicopter Bell 47

Light Utility Helicopter

Westland-Bell WB47G, D-HAFJ © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell 47 is a single-engine two-seat light utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Aircraft Corporation, later Bell Helicopter Company, today Bell Helicopter Textron. The designation for Bell 47 is US Army duties was H-13 Sioux.
The Bell 47 was also produced under license by Agusta (Italy), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan) and Westland (UK). Some special variants with enclosed cabin and fuselage are the Bell 47H (three seats) and the Bell 47J Ranger (four seats). A conversion kit with turboshaft engine (turbine) was available by Soloy.
Crew1 / 2
Passengers1
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming VO-435-B1A
Engine Power198 kW265 hp
Speed196 km/h106 kts
  122 mph
Service Ceiling3.200 m10.500 ft
Range411 km222 NM
255 mi.
Empty Weight786 kg1.733 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.293 kg2.850 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter11,32 m37 ft 2 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,87 m6 ft 2 in
Rotor Disc Area100,6 m²1083 ft²
Length (Fuselage)9,63 m31 ft 7 in
Length13,30 m43 ft 8 in
Height2,84 m9 ft 4 in
First Flight08.12.1945
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1946-1974
Total Productionca. 5600
ICAO CodeB47G B47J
FAA TCDS2H1, 2H3, H-1
Data for (Version)Bell 47G-5A

[Photo-ID: 10217] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Bell Helicopter 47B, , N116B, c/n 36,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
47B
Reg.: N116B
c/n: 36
 
built in 1947
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 7257] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-06
Bell Helicopter 47G-1, , D-HELO, c/n 228,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bell Helicopter
47G-1
Reg.: D-HELO
c/n: 228
 
Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen 2013 [Kirchheim unter Teck - Hahnweide (EDST)]
[Photo-ID: 10781] © Karsten Palt 2015-04-04
Bell Helicopter 47G-1, , F-MBCV, c/n 710,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
47G-1
Reg.: F-MBCV
c/n: 710
 
Musee de l Air et de l Espace [Paris Le Bourget]
[Photo-ID: 3139] © Karsten Palt 2010-01-31
Bell (Agusta) 47G-2, German Army Aviation / Heer, AS+058, c/n 258,© Karsten Palt, 2010Bell (Agusta)
47G-2
German Army Aviation / Heer
Reg.: AS+058
c/n: 258
 
Deutsches Museum [Munich / München]
[Photo-ID: 12181] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Bell (Agusta) 47G-2, Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM80113, c/n 116,© Karsten Palt, 2016Bell (Agusta)
47G-2
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM80113
c/n: 116
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 3003] © Hartmut Ehlers 2009-12-19
Bell 47G-2, Royal Malaysian Air Force, M26-08, c/n 1959,© Hartmut Ehlers, 2009Bell
47G-2
Royal Malaysian Air Force
Reg.: M26-08
c/n: 1959
 
RMAF Museum (Muzium TUDM), Simpang Base [Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur (WMKF)]
[Photo-ID: 1012] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-07
Bell (Agusta) 47G-3B (Sioux AH.1), Royal Army Air Corps, XT108, c/n 1571,© Karsten Palt, 2008Bell (Agusta)
47G-3B (Sioux AH.1)
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XT108
c/n: 1571
 
Museum of Army Flying [Middle Wallop, Hampshire]
[Photo-ID: 6976] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Bell (Agusta-Westland) 47G-3B (Sioux AH.1), Royal Army Air Corps, XT200, c/n WA359,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bell (Agusta-Westland)
47G-3B (Sioux AH.1)
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XT200
c/n: WA359
 
Newark Air Museum [Winthorpe, Newark]
[Photo-ID: 6983] © Karsten Palt 2013-05-18
Bell (Agusta-Westland) 47G-3B (Sioux AH.1), Royal Army Air Corps, XT242, c/n WA401,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bell (Agusta-Westland)
47G-3B (Sioux AH.1)
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XT242
c/n: WA401
 
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum [Doncaster]
[Photo-ID: 1098] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Bell (Agusta) 47G-3B1 (Sioux AH.1), Royal Army Air Corps, XT190, c/n WA349,© Karsten Palt, 2008Bell (Agusta)
47G-3B1 (Sioux AH.1)
Royal Army Air Corps
Reg.: XT190
c/n: WA349
 
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 1082] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-11
Bell 47H-1, , G-AZYB, c/n 1538,© Karsten Palt, 2008Bell
47H-1
Reg.: G-AZYB
c/n: 1538
 
OO-SHW
The Helicopter Museum [Weston-super-Mare]
[Photo-ID: 1763] © Karsten Palt 2009-04-03
Agusta-Bell 47J Ranger, , D-HELT, c/n 1058,© Karsten Palt, 2009Agusta-Bell
47J Ranger
Reg.: D-HELT
c/n: 1058
 
AERO Friedrichshafen 2009 [Friedrichshafen (EDNY / FDH)]
[Photo-ID: 10595] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Agusta-Bell AB-47G-2, Spanish Air Force, HE.7-13, c/n 278,© Karsten Palt, 2014Agusta-Bell
AB-47G-2
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HE.7-13
c/n: 278
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 10596] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Agusta-Bell AB-47G-3B, Spanish Air Force, HE.7B-16, c/n 1507,© Karsten Palt, 2014Agusta-Bell
AB-47G-3B
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HE.7B-16
c/n: 1507
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 10597] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Agusta-Bell AB-47G-3B, Spanish Air Force, HE.7B-21, c/n 1512,© Karsten Palt, 2014Agusta-Bell
AB-47G-3B
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HE.7B-21
c/n: 1512
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 1000] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-07
Westland AB-47G-4A, Bristow Helicopters, G-AXKS, c/n WA723,© Karsten Palt, 2008Westland
AB-47G-4A
Bristow Helicopters
Reg.: G-AXKS
c/n: WA723
 
Museum of Army Flying [Middle Wallop, Hampshire]
[Photo-ID: 12173] © Karsten Palt 2016-02-18
Agusta-Bell AB-47J Ranger, Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare), MM80187, c/n 1100,© Karsten Palt, 2016Agusta-Bell
AB-47J Ranger
Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare)
Reg.: MM80187
c/n: 1100
 
Museo Aeronautica Militare [Bracciano, Vigna di Valle]
[Photo-ID: 10598] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Agusta-Bell AB-47J-3 Ranger, Spanish Air Force, HD.11-1, c/n 2094,© Karsten Palt, 2014Agusta-Bell
AB-47J-3 Ranger
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HD.11-1
c/n: 2094
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 10898] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bell Helicopter HTL-2, United States Navy, 122952, c/n 59,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
HTL-2
United States Navy
Reg.: 122952
c/n: 59
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10899] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bell Helicopter HTL-7 / TH-13N Sioux, United States Navy, 145842, c/n 2119,© Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
HTL-7 / TH-13N Sioux
United States Navy
Reg.: 145842
c/n: 2119
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 6316] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Bell Helicopter OH-13E Sioux (47D-1), , N55230, c/n 940,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
OH-13E Sioux (47D-1)
Reg.: N55230
c/n: 940
 
ex US Army 51-14175
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 6317] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-12
Bell Helicopter OH-13E Sioux (47D-1), , N55230, c/n 940,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
OH-13E Sioux (47D-1)
Reg.: N55230
c/n: 940
 
ex US Army 51-14175
Yanks Air Museum [Chino, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10599] © Karsten Palt 2014-10-23
Bell Helicopter OH-13H, Spanish Air Force, HE.7A-52, c/n 2536 / 2541,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
OH-13H
Spanish Air Force
Reg.: HE.7A-52
c/n: 2536 / 2541
 
Museo del Aire [Madrid]
[Photo-ID: 5591] © Karsten Palt 2012-04-29
Bell Helicopter OH-13H Sioux, Republic of Korea Army, , c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2012Bell Helicopter
OH-13H Sioux
Republic of Korea Army
 
The War Memorial of Korea [Seoul]
[Photo-ID: 6455] © Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
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OH-13H Sioux
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: H7-9/15
c/n: 1894
 
ex US Army 56-2182
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 7771] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-01
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OH-13H Sioux (47G2)
United States Army
Reg.: 58-5348
c/n: 2361
 
Hubschraubermuseum Bueckeburg [Bueckeburg]
[Photo-ID: 7772] © Karsten Palt 2013-09-01
Bell Helicopter OH-13H Sioux (47G2), United States Army, 58-5348, c/n 2361,© Karsten Palt, 2013Bell Helicopter
OH-13H Sioux (47G2)
United States Army
Reg.: 58-5348
c/n: 2361
 
Hubschraubermuseum Bueckeburg [Bueckeburg]
[Photo-ID: 5910] © Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
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OH-13S (H-13G)
United States Army
Reg.: 64-15338
 
displayed as USMC HTL-4 142394
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10218] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Bell Helicopter UH-13J Sioux (47J-1), United States Air Force (USAF), 57-2729, c/n 1576,© Karsten Palt, 2014Bell Helicopter
UH-13J Sioux (47J-1)
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 57-2729
c/n: 1576
 
first US presidential helicopter (one of two acquired H-13J)
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 679] © Karsten Palt 2007-09-15
Westland / Bell WB47G-3B-1, , D-HAFJ, c/n WA701,© Karsten Palt, 2007Westland / Bell
WB47G-3B-1
Reg.: D-HAFJ
c/n: WA701
 
Airport-Days 2007 [Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (EDDH / HAM)]