The Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv Mark II features an Integrated Architecture and Display System (IADS) glass cockpit developed with IAI (Lahav Division) to integrate all the avionics, weapons and mission systems.  Fuel capacity, useful load and under slung load are 1055 kg, 2100 kg and 1500 kg, respectively.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Primary manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Parent type: HAL Dhruv

Aircraft status: Status unknown


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

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Composite material air frame.

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 4.98 m 16.3 ft
Overall Length: 15.87 m 52.1 ft
Overall Width: 13.20 m 43.3 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length:  
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
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): 5,500 kg 12,125 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 5,500 kg 12,125 lb
Empty Weight: 2,744 kg 6,049 lb
Useful Load: 2,756 kg 6,076 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.499
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb:  
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed: 292 km/h 158 kts
Service Ceiling: 6,500 m 21,325 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 640 km 346 nm
Max Endurance: 4 hrs 4 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 2
Designation: Turbomeca TM 333 2B2 turbine
Manufacturer: Turbomeca
Normal Ratings
Max continuous: 736 kW 987 hp
Take-off / rated: 825 kW 1106 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency: 841 kW 1127 hp
OEI continuous: 807 kW 1082 hp
OEI 30-second: 910 kW 1220 hp
OEI intermediate: 807 kW 1082 hp

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 13.20 m 43.31 ft
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Hub Type: Hingeless
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction: Composite
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 4
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 136.85 m² 1473.1 ft²
Disc Loading: 40.19 kg/m² 8.232 lb/ft²
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
Configuration: Unknown
Direction of Rotation: Unknown
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 4
Blade Construction: Composite
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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