Note: The aircraft designation has been changed to what is believed to be the correct format (i.e. 47D not 47-D)

 

An upgrade to the Model 47B1.  The cockpit is equipped with a bubble canopy for improved visibility.

 

 

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Parent type: Bell Model 47

Aircraft status: No longer flying

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: 2.59 m (8.5 ft)

Overall Width: 10.71 m (35.1 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Franklin 6V4-178-B32 reciprocating

Engine manufacturer: Franklin Engine Company

Take-off / rated power: 133 kW (178 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 998 kg (2200 lb)

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