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HAL, Hindustan Dhruv

Hindustan (HAL) ALH Dhruv © David Marshall
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Dhruv

Medium Utility Helicopter

The HAL Dhruv (Advanced Light Helicopter) is a twin-engined fourteen-seat medium utility helicopter produced by the Indian manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Crew2
Passengers12-14
 
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelTurbomeca / HAL TM 333 2B2
Engine Power (each)825 kW1106 shp
 
Speed300 km/h162 kts
  186 mph
Service Ceiling4.500 m14.764 ft
Range659 km356 NM
410 mi.
 
Empty Weight3.335 kg7.352 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight5.500 kg12.125 lbs
 
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/44/4
Main Rotor Diameter13,20 m43,3 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter2,55 m8,4 ft
Rotor Disc Area136,8 m²1473 ft²
Length (Fuselage)13,43 m44,1 ft
Length15,87 m52,1 ft
Height4,98 m16,3 ft
 
First Flight1992
Production Statusin production
 
ICAO CodeALH
 
Data for (Version)HAL Dhruv
Remarks
The Dhruv is avialable with wheel or skid landing gear.

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