Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja

Observation Helicopter

Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja, 32621 / JG-2621 © Mike Leonard
Photo ©: Mike Leonard (photos at airliners.net)
The Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja is a twin-engined two-seat light observation helicopter produced by the Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, operated by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelMitsubishi TS1-10
Engine Power (each)1186 kW1590 shp
Speed306 km/h165 kts
  190 mph
Service Ceiling4.877 m16.000 ft
Range550 km297 NM
342 mi.
Empty Weight2.450 kg5.401 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.000 kg8.818 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4 / Fenestron
Main Rotor Diameter11,60 m38 ft 1 in
Rotor Disc Area105,7 m1138 ft
Length (Fuselage)12,00 m39 ft 4 in
Length13,40 m43 ft 12 in
Height3,80 m12 ft 6 in
First Flight06.08.1996
Production Statusin production
Data for (Version)Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja