HAL, Hindustan Dhruv

Medium Utility Helicopter

Hindustan (HAL) ALH Dhruv © David Marshall
Photo ©: David Marshall (Photos at airliners.net)
The HAL Dhruv (Advanced Light Helicopter) is a twin-engined fourteen-seat medium utility helicopter produced by the Indian manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
The Dhruv is avialable with wheel or skid landing gear.
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

[Photo-ID: 4502] © Karsten Palt 2012-03-26
HAL ALH (Druhv), , IN-701, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2012HAL
ALH (Druhv)
Reg.: IN-701
 
Mock-up
HAL Heritage Centre & Aerospace Museum [Bangalore]
[Photo-ID: 827] © Mike Vallentin 2008-05-31
HAL Dhruv, HAL, VT-HAM, c/n DS-037,© Mike Vallentin, 2008HAL
Dhruv
HAL
Reg.: VT-HAM
c/n: DS-037
 
ILA Berlin 2008 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 809] © Mike Vallentin 2008-05-28
HAL Dhruv, Indian Air Force, J-4063, c/n DS-060,© Mike Vallentin, 2008HAL
Dhruv
Indian Air Force
Reg.: J-4063
c/n: DS-060
 
ILA Berlin 2008 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]
[Photo-ID: 808] © Mike Vallentin 2008-05-28
HAL Dhruv, Indian Army, IA1136, c/n ,© Mike Vallentin, 2008HAL
Dhruv
Indian Army
Reg.: IA1136
 
ILA Berlin 2008 [Berlin - Schönefeld (EDDB / SXF)]