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General characteristics

  • Crew: 4
  • Capacity:
    • 30 seated troops or
    • 45 standing troops or
    • 16 stretchers with medics
  • Length: 74 ft 10 in (22.81 m)
  • Rotor diameter: 61 ft 0 in (18.59 m)
  • Height: 21 ft 10 in (6.65 m)
  • Disc area: 2992 ft� (271 m�)
  • Empty weight: 23,150 lb (10,500 kg)
  • Useful load: 5,443 kg (12,000 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 34,320 lb (15,600 kg)
  • Powerplant: 3� General Electric CT7-8E turboshafts, 2,520 shp (1,879 kW) each

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 167 knots (192 mph, 309 km/h)
  • Range: 750 nm (863 mi, 1389 km)
  • Service ceiling: 15,000ft (4575 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2000 ft/min (10.2 m/s)
  • Disc loading: 53.8 kg/m� (11.01 lb/ft�)
  • Power/mass: 0.174 shp/lb (284.9 W/kg)


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