Mitsubishi MH2000

Mitsubishi MH2000 is a Japanese multi-purpose helicopter designed by the aircraft manufacturer Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1996.

Mitsubishi MH2000 began to be designed by Japanese engineers in the first half of the 90s, while the aircraft was a very promising helicopter capable of transporting both people and cargo on board, which was supposed to make the current model very popular among consumers, in particular, this applies to private civil airlines involved in passenger transportation and cargo transportation.

However, the civil aviation sector did not take the current model properly, and therefore the production of Mitsubishi MH2000 helicopters was very limited and did not allow the aircraft to go into mass production.

The first flight tests of the Mitsubishi MH2000 helicopter began in 1996, however, during the flight, the aircraft turned out to be poorly managed, and therefore the aircraft manufacturers from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries created a second prototype, which turned out to be more effective in its operational plan. The model of the Mitsubishi MH2000 helicopter was not presented to the general public only in 2000, however, since the production of aircraft was single, it was subsequently discontinued, in 2006, the Mitsubishi MH2000 aircraft was completely decommissioned.

Depending on the layout of the aircraft, the Mitsubishi MH2000 helicopter can accommodate 7 to 14 people, including a crew of 1-2 people, as well as 6-12 passengers, which, made the aircraft commercially viable in its use. Among other things, the interior of the Mitsubishi MH2000 helicopter is also adapted for transportation on board various cargoes, including bulky ones, the only condition for which is compliance with the maximum take-off mass of this aircraft, however, in fact, we are talking about 2 tons of payload.

The power plant of the Mitsubishi MH2000 helicopter consists of two Mitsubishi MG5-110 turboshaft aircraft engines, the joint operation of which provides the aircraft with a thrust of 875 hp, which in turn allows the aircraft to accelerate to a cruising flight speed of 250 km \ h., And cover distances of up to 780 kilometers.

During the period from 2000 to 2004, aircraft manufacturers from the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries company built 5 aircraft of this model, the operation of which has been completely stopped to date, however, some of the aircraft have survived.

Specifications 

  • Crew: 1-2 people;
  • Capacity: 6-12 people (depending on the layout of the cabin);
  • Length: 12.2 m.;
  • Height: 4.1 m.;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 12.2 m.;
  • Empty helicopter mass: 2500 kg .;
  • Maximum take-off weight: 4500 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 250 km \ h.;
  • Maximum flight speed: 280 km \ h.;
  • Maximum flight range: 780 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 2700 m.;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Mitsubishi MG5-110;
  • Power: 875 hp
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