UHT ("Unterstützungshubschrauber Tiger," or Support Helicopter Tiger) is a medium-weight multi-role fire support helicopter built for the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces). Unlike other versions, it has no integrated chin gun turret. It also incorporates CCD cameras and other sensors in a mast-mounted sight.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Eurocopter Group

Primary manufacturer: Airbus Helicopters

Parent type: Eurocopter EC665 Tiger

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length: 15.82 m 51.9 ft
Overall Width: 13.00 m 42.7 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 13.85 m 45.4 ft
Airframe Width: 4.53 m 14.9 ft
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track: 2.38 m 7.8 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics


Max Gross Weight (ground):  
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight:  
Empty Weight:  
Useful Load:  
Empty Weight Fraction:  
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 642 m/s 126,378 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,000 m 13,123 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 740 km 400 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Turbomeca MTR390-2C turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 873 kW 1170 hp
Take-off / rated: 958 kW 1284 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 1027 kW 1377 hp
OEI continuous: 958 kW 1284 hp
OEI 30-second: 1160 kW 1555 hp
OEI intermediate: 958 kW 1284 hp

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 13.00 m 42.65 ft
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:  
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 132.73 m² 1428.8 ft²
Disc Loading:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 2.70 m 8.86 ft
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 3
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 5.73 m² 61.6 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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