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Rooivalk Attack Helicopter

Crew

Pilot, weapon systems officer

Missions

Anti-armour, ground suppression, anti-helicopter, ferry, reconnaissance and counter-insurgency

Main Rotor to Tail Rotor

18,732mm

Main Rotor Diameter

15,580mm

Overall Height

5,187mm

Length

16.39m

Crew

Pilot, weapon systems officer

Missions

Anti-armour, ground suppression, anti-helicopter, ferry, reconnaissance and counter-insurgency

Main Rotor to Tail Rotor

18,732mm

Main Rotor Diameter

15,580mm

Overall Height

5,187mm

Maximum Take-Off Weight

8,750kg

Minimum Operating Weight

5,730kg

Maximum Internal Fuel

1,469kg

Empty Weight

5,910kg

Powerplant

2 x Turbomeca Makila 1K2 turboshaft engines

Maximum Take-Off Weight

8,750kg

Twin-Engine Take-Off Rating

2,243kW

Minimum Operating Weight

5,730kg

Single-Engine, Super Continence

1,660kW

Maximum Internal Fuel

1,469kg

Fast Cruise Speed

150kt

Maximum Sideways Speed

50kt

Maximum Rate of Climb, Twin-Engine Operation

2,620ft/min

Maximum Rate of Climb, Single-Engine Operation

1,280ft/min

Maximum Range, Internal Fuel

700km

Maximum Range, External Fuel

1,260km

Maximum Hover Ceiling (OGE) Out-of-Ground Effect

17,900ft

Maximum Hover Ceiling (IGE) In-Ground Effect

19,200ft

Excess Hover Power margin OGE, Sea-Level Anti-Tank Mission

39%

Powerplant

2 x Makila 1K2

Twin-Engine Take-Off Rating

2,243kW

Single-Engine, Super Continence

1,660kW

Fast Cruise Speed

150kt

Maximum Sideways Speed

50kt

Maximum Rate of Climb, Twin-Engine Operation

2,620ft/min

Maximum Rate of Climb, Single-Engine Operation

1,280ft/min

Maximum Range, Internal Fuel

700km

Maximum Range, External Fuel

1,280ft/min

Maximum Hover Ceiling (OGE) Out-of-Ground Effect

17,900ft

Maximum Hover Ceiling (IGE) In-Ground Effect

19,200ft

Excess Hover Power margin OGE, Sea-Level Anti-Tank Mission

39%

Missiles

8 or 16 anti-tank missiles, 7in SAL missile or HOT3<br />Air-to-air missiles, infrared guidance

Rockets

38 or 76 70mm unguided rockets, variation of warheads

Cannon

20mm F2 cannon, high-velocity ammunition (900 rounds)

Sighting Systems

Dual Helmet-Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD)<br />Stabilised nose-mounted sight with FLIR, TV, laser rangefinder, laser designator and autotracking

Avionics

Total mission modes<br />Target acquisition<br />Flight control<br />Health and usage monitoring<br />Communications<br />Threat detection and control<br />Flight and fuel

Missiles

8 or 16 anti-tank missiles, 7in SAL missile or HOT3<br />Air-to-air missiles, infrared guidance

Rockets

38 or 76 70mm unguided rockets, variation of warheads

Cannon

20mm F2 cannon, high-velocity ammunition (900 rounds)

Sighting Systems

Dual Helmet-Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD)<br />Stabilised nose-mounted sight with FLIR, TV, laser rangefinder, laser designator and autotracking

Avionics

Total mission modes<br />Target acquisition<br />Flight control<br />Health and usage monitoring<br />Communications<br />Threat detection and control<br />Flight and fuel
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