Kawasaki KH-4

Light Utility Helicopter

Kawasaki KH-4, VH-ATU, c/n 2178 © Neville Murphy
Photo ©: Neville Murphy (Photos at airliners.net)
The Kawasaki KH-4 is a light single-engine four-seat utility helicopter produced by the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
The Kawasaki KH-4 is a four seat development of the three-seat Bell 47G-3B. The main changes include the enlarged cabin, the new supercharged engine, a new cockpit instrument layout, a modified control system and a larger fuel capacity.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming TVO-435-B1A
Engine Power201 kW270 hp
max. Cruise Speed141 km/h76 kts
  87 mph
max. Speed (vne)169 km/h91 kts
  105 mph
Service Ceiling5.640 m18.504 ft
Range400 km216 NM
249 mi.
Empty Weight816 kg1.799 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.293 kg2.851 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2 / 2
Main Rotor Diameter11,00 m36 ft 1 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,00 m3 ft 3 in
Rotor Disc Area100,6 m1083 ft
Length (Fuselage)9,93 m32 ft 7 in
Length13,30 m43 ft 8 in
Height2,84 m9 ft 4 in
First Flight1962
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1962-1975
Total Production338
Developed fromBell 47G-3B
Data for (Version)Kawasaki KH-4