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HAL, Hindustan Dhruv

Hindustan (HAL) ALH Dhruv © David Marshall
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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).
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
Data for (Version)HAL Dhruv
The Dhruv is avialable with wheel or skid landing gear.

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