Brantly B-2

Light Helicopter

Brantly B-2B © John Allan
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The Brantly B-2 is a single-engine two-seat light helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Brantly Helicopter Corporation, later by Brantly-Hynes Helicopter Inc. (today Brantly International).
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming IVO-360-A1A
Engine Power134 kW180 hp
max. Cruise Speed144 km/h78 kts
  90 mph
max. Speed (vne)161 km/h87 kts
  100 mph
Service Ceiling3.292 m10.800 ft
Rate of climb579 m/min1900 ft/min
Range402 km217 NM
250 mi.
Empty Weight481 kg1.060 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight757 kg1.669 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)3/23/2
Main Rotor Diameter7,24 m23,8 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter1,29 m4,2 ft
Rotor Disc Area41,2 m443 ft
Length (Fuselage)6,43 m21,1 ft
Length8,53 m28,0 ft
Height2,11 m6,9 ft
First Flight21.02.1953
Production Statusout of production
Total Production>400
VariantsBrantly YHO-3, B-2A, B-2B