HAL IMRH – Indian-made multi-purpose transport helicopter, developed since 2014 by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.
The design of the aircraft model HAL IMRH began by Indian aircraft manufacturers in 2014, while the aircraft was to be used in both civilian and military aircraft, replacing Russian and Chinese-made helicopters. According to the beginning of 2016, the design of the aircraft has already been officially completed.
The HAL IMRH model helicopter belongs to medium-heavy cargo-passenger aircraft – the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft is 10 thousand kilograms, however, in addition to the transportation of bulky cargo, the helicopter is also supposed to be used for transporting people. Moreover, this applies both to the civilian sphere of aviation and the military – according to preliminary data, work is underway to create a civilian version, however, by 2020 it is planned to start producing military versions of these aircraft, which are supposed to be. They may also be interested in foreign partners in India.
Experts said that the tests of the HAL IMRH helicopter, scheduled for 2018, were very successful – in any case, computer simulation indicates this fact.
Despite the fact. That the HAL IMRH helicopter is large enough, Indian aircraft manufacturers claim that the aircraft is very maneuverable, which will allow it to perform various tasks related to transporting people, carrying out tasks for transporting goods, performing search and rescue operations, etc.
Depending on the layout of the cabin, onboard, the aircraft of the HAL IMRH model can accommodate up to 20 people, including two crew members, which is a very acceptable indicator. Also, the helicopter will be able to carry out the tasks of transporting cargo on its board with a total mass of 5.5 tons, which allows replacing the less efficient helicopters in this regard. In the military sphere, the applicability of the HAL IMRH helicopter is practically no different from the civilian sphere of aviation – here this aircraft will be used for the same purposes.
The HAL IMRH helicopter is equipped with a gas turbine power plant consisting of two engines. The estimated cruising speed of the HAL IMRH helicopter should be 220 km \ h, while the maximum distance that the aircraft can cover without completing additional landings is limited to a distance of 580 kilometers, which is quite acceptable.
- Crew: 2 people;
- Capacity: 18 people (depending on layout);
- Length: 24.8 m.;
- Height: 5.34 m.;
- The diameter of the rotor: 21 m.;
- Empty helicopter mass: 4500 kg .;
- Maximum take-off weight: 10000 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 220 km \ h.;
- Maximum flight speed: 250 km \ h.;
- Maximum flight range: 580 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 5200 m.;