Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Messerschmidt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH

Primary manufacturer: Messerschmidt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH

Parent type: MBB Bo 105

Aircraft status: Operational


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

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Range and Endurance
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Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 2
Normal Ratings
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

NACA 0012 main rotor blade airfoil section

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 9.91 m 32.50 ft
RPM: 425.0 rpm 425.0 rpm
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type: Hingeless main rotor system
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Fiber glass blades
Blade Chord: 0.299 m 0.98 ft
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 77.07 m² 829.6 ft²
Disc Loading:  
Solidity: 0.0769
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade: 1.48 m² 16.0 ft²
Tip Speed: 220.44 m/s 723.2 fps

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 1.91 m 6.25 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
RPM: 2114 rpm 2114 rpm
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord: 0.173 m 0.57 ft
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 2.85 m² 30.7 ft²
Solidity: 0.1154
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed: 210.86 m/s 691.8 fps
Blade Area (per blade): 0.164 m² 1.77 ft²

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