The HAL Cheetal is a re-engined Cheetah.  Its first flight was in January 2003.  On 2 November, 2004 the helicopter set a world record of highest landing record up until then; it landed in the Himalayas at 7,070 meters.  The aircraft features: artificial horizon, directional gyro, Flight Monitoring System (FMS), Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR), and modular warning lights; a total passenger capacity of 5.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sud-Aviation

Primary manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Status unknown

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 3.09 m (10.1 ft)

Overall Length: 12.92 m (42.4 ft)

Overall Width: 11.00 m (36.1 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Turbomeca TM 333 2M2 turbine

Engine manufacturer: Turbomeca

Max continuous power: 736 kW (987 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 825 kW (1106 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 1950 kg (4299 lb)

Max Range: 640 km (346 nm)

Max Endurance: 3.5 hrs (3.5 hrs)

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