The Tiger HAD (Hélicoptère d'Appui Destruction (French) or Helicoptero de Apoyo y Destrucción (Spanish), meaning "Support and Destruction Helicopter"), is intended to serve in support and fire suppression roles. Essentially similar to the earlier HAP version, Tiger HAD features a more powerful engine than the HAP, as well as improved ballistic protection and enhanced avionics. Some nations flying the HAP are upgrading them to the HAD configuration. The French Army refers to those Tigers upgraded to the HAD version as the Tiger Mk2.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Eurocopter Group

Primary manufacturer: Airbus Helicopters

Parent type: Eurocopter EC665 Tiger

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 2

Crew seating: Tandem

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Length: 15.82 m (51.9 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: Turbomeca MTR390-E turbine

Engine manufacturer: Turbomeca

Max continuous power: 1000 kW (1340 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 1094 kW (1466 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Endurance: 2.5 hrs (2.5 hrs)

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