The CH-148 Cyclone (operated by the RCAF) is a marinized H-92 "Superhawk", which itself is the military version of the S-92. The CH-148 base configuration features advanced fly-by-wire flight controls, a full glass cockpit, automatic main rotor and tail folding, shipboard haul-down system, and Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS), enabling safe flight into known icing conditions. The aircraft is equipped to provide an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconaissance (ISR) capability. The CH-148 can also carry two Mk. 46 homing torpedoes on BRU-14 folding weapons pylons and a door-arm mounted general-purpose machine gun.

The first 6 aircraft delivered to the RCAF were initially equipped with the GE CT7-8A1 engine.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Primary manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Parent type: Sikorsky S-92/H-92

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: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Wheels (all retractable)

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 2

Engine designation: GE CT7-8A7 turbine

Engine manufacturer: GE Aviation

Max continuous power: 1733 kW (2323 hp)

Take-off / rated power: 2003 kW (2685 hp)

Intermediate power: 1960 kW (2627 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 13290 kg (29300 lb)

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