Denel Aviation AH-2 (CSH-2) Rooivalk

Attack Helicopter

Denel AH-2A Rooivalk © Okkert Brits
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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.
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.
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelTurbomeca Makila 1K2
Engine Power (each)1715 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)4/5
Main Rotor Diameter15,58 m51 ft 1 in
Tail Rotor Diameter3,05 m10 ft 0 in
Rotor Disc Area190,6 m2052 ft
Length (Fuselage)16,39 m53 ft 9 in
Length18,73 m61 ft 5 in
Height5,19 m17 ft 0 in
First Flight29.09.1990 (Atlas XH-2)
Production Statusin production
Data for (Version)Denel AH-2 Rooivalk