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Denel Aviation AH-2 (CSH-2) Rooivalk

Denel AH-2A Rooivalk © Okkert Brits
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AH-2 (CSH-2) Rooivalk

Attack Helicopter

The Denel Aviation AH-2 Rooivalk is a twin-engined two-seat multi-role combat helicopter produced by the South African manufacturer Denel (Pty) Ltd, initially developed by Atlas Aircraft Corporation.
Crew2
 
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelTurbomeca Makila 1K2
Engine Power (each)1716 kW2300 shp
 
Speed309 km/h167 kts
  192 mph
Service Ceiling6.096 m20.000 ft
Range700 km378 NM
435 mi.
 
Empty Weight5.910 kg13.029 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight8.750 kg19.290 lbs
 
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/54/5
Main Rotor Diameter15,58 m51,1 ft
Tail Rotor Diameter3,05 m10,0 ft
Rotor Disc Area190,6 m2052 ft
Length (Fuselage)16,39 m53,8 ft
Length18,73 m61,4 ft
Height5,19 m17,0 ft
 
First Flight29.09.1990 (Atlas XH-2)
Production Statusin production
 
Data for (Version)Denel AH-2 Rooivalk
Remarks
The Denel AH-2 uses the dynamic components of the Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma. It seems that the production line is closed after only 12 built series helicopters.

 

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