The Bell Model 204B Commercial helicopter has a 10-passenger capacity.  Export version of the UH-1B.


Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Primary manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

Parent type: Bell Model 204/UH-1 Iroquois

Aircraft status: No longer flying


Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height:  
Overall Length: 17.37 m 57.0 ft
Overall Width: 14.63 m 48.0 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 13.59 m 44.6 ft
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height:  
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track: 2.39 m 7.8 ft
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height: 1.47 m 4.8 ft
Cabin Internal Length: 2.59 m 8.5 ft
Cabin Internal Width: 2.39 m 7.8 ft

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruise Speed: 126 mph (203 km/h); Range plus 10% reserve - 260 miles (418 km)

Max Gross Weight (ground): 3,856 kg 8,500 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 3,856 kg 8,500 lb
Empty Weight: 1,959 kg 4,318 lb
Useful Load: 1,897 kg 4,182 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.508
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 14 m/s 2,660 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Max Level Flight Speed: 237 km/h 128 kts
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 3,962 m 13,000 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range:  
Max Endurance: 3 hrs 3 hrs

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

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

Number of engines: 1
Designation: Lycoming T53-L-9 turbine
Manufacturer: Lycoming Engines
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
Maximum: 669 kW 897 hp
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 14.63 m 48.00 ft
Direction of Rotation: Counterclockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry:
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 2
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 168.10 m² 1809.5 ft²
Disc Loading: 22.94 kg/m² 4.698 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
Diameter: 2.59 m 8.50 ft
Configuration: Pusher
Direction of Rotation: Top blade fwd
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 5.27 m² 56.7 ft²
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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