Bell 206L4 Long Ranger is a multi-purpose helicopter developed by the American company Bell Helicopter. Bell 206L is a development of the JetRangerII helicopter with a large rotor diameter (11.28m, an elongated fuselage, and the Allison250С20В gas turbine engine, power 313 kW.
The first flight took place on September 11, 1974, and has been mass-produced since 1975 in the USA and Italy under license. Subsequent since 1981, variations were made on the 206LLongRangerII, III with the Allison250С30 gas turbine engine with a higher take-off power of 485 kW, the highest take-off weight of 1882 kg and the best flight properties. Since 1986, the serial production of LongRanger helicopters was transferred to Canada, where more than 600 helicopters were built.
Bell206L-4 is the last helicopter of the Long Ranger family. An improved transmission is installed on the helicopter, the take-off mass of the helicopter is increased. The helicopter was first shown in March 1992 at HeliExpo in Las Vegas.
The production of the helicopter was placed in Canada at the Mirabel plants. By the end of 2000, more than 300 Bell206L-4 LongRangerIV helicopters were launched.
- Flight Range: 662km
- Cruising speed: 206km / h
- The highest flight height: 6096m
- The highest take-off weight: 2018kg
- Cabin Height: 1.20m
- Cabin Length: 1.50m
- The greatest number of passengers: 5-6
- Cabin Width: 1.20m
- Height: 10.56m
- Length: 3.04m