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

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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 devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: 1-2 in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Skids

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