The CH-148 Cyclone (operated by the RCAF) is a marinized H-92 "Superhawk", which itself is the military version of the S-92. The CH-148 base configuration features advanced fly-by-wire flight controls, a full glass cockpit, automatic main rotor and tail folding, shipboard haul-down system, and Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS), enabling safe flight into known icing conditions. The aircraft is equipped to provide an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconaissance (ISR) capability. The CH-148 can also carry two Mk. 46 homing torpedoes on BRU-14 folding weapons pylons and a door-arm mounted general-purpose machine gun.

The first 6 aircraft delivered to the RCAF were initially equipped with the GE CT7-8A1 engine.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-92/H-92

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: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
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Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 13,290 kg 29,300 lb
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Max Take-off Weight: 13,290 kg 29,300 lb
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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
Designation: GE CT7-8A7 turbine
Manufacturer: GE Aviation
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 1733 kW 2323 hp
Take-off / rated: 2003 kW 2685 hp
Intermediate: 1960 kW 2627 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 1990 kW 2667 hp
OEI continuous: 1960 kW 2627 hp
OEI 30-second: 2080 kW 2788 hp
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Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
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Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
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