Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 "Comanche" - 1996

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Boeing / Sikorsky RAH
-
66 "Comanche"

-

1996


Function

Fuel Type

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Load

Wt. Empty

Wt. Max

Crew

Maintenance

Stealth Heli

AVG

900
+

1800/450

Var.

3533kg

7900kg

2

11

Power plant
(s)

Horsepower

2 x LHTEC T800
-
LHT
-
801 1068kW


Length

Rotor Diam.

Height

Speed max

Speed Cruise

Speed S
tall

Tr. Move.

CM

Ceiling

Range

13.22m

11.9m

3.39m

328kph

302kph

0

1208

32

7500m

604km+

Armaments

Ammo

Location

1 x 20mm Vulcan

4000

Nose

Up to 14 x Hellfire ATM or


Pods

Up to 56 x 70mm rockets or


Pods

Up to 28 x Stinger AAM or fuel (see below)


Po
ds

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Penetration

Magazine

Range



















History:

The Boeing Sikorsky RAH
-
66 Comanche is the world's most advanced helicopter and the cornerstone of the U.S. Army's Force XXI aviation modernization p
lan. The
Comanche makes us
e of the latest advancements in aerospace technology, including stealth which has until now been confined to airplanes.

Abilities

The sophisticated design of the Comanche helicopter allows it to dash to a speed of 175 knots, then cruise at a steady 165.

The futuristic propulsion and navigation design also allows
the helicopter to execute snap turns in 4.5 seconds and fly sideways or backwards at an incredible 70 mph! With a tremendous
power output of 1,432 horsepower from each of it's
turboshafts, the Co
manche climbs at a rate of 1,418 feet per minute.

Firepower

The Comanche can go to war with up to 14 "Fire and Forget" Hellfire anti
-
tank missiles, which, once fired, are programmed to control their own flight
to their targets. The helicopter can also de
ploy up to 56 rockets (70mm), or
28 Stinger air
-
to
-
air missiles, to attack fixed and rotary
-
wing targets.
Alternatively, it can carry two 430
-
gallon ferry tanks to self
-
deploy over
1,260 nm, or crashworthy 230
-
gallon tanks for more than four hours of
comba
t endurance. Adding to its already immense firepower, the
Comanche also stows a three
-
barreled, 20 mm turreted nose mini
-
gun that
can shoot 1500 rounds per minute.

To maintain its low "stealth" profile, the Comanche features a fully
retractable missile ar
mament system, enabling it to hide missiles and
rockets in I
-
RAMS (Integrated Retractable Munitions Systems) bays.

Inside Comanche

Designed using computer databases, Comanche redefines the helicopter in terms of power, maneuverability, technological sophi
stication, and materials engineering. Twin LHTEC
-
800
-
LHT
-
801 turboshaft engines drive an advanced five
-
blade, bearingless main rotor which further enhances high performance and agility in
air
-
to
-
air combat. Its FANTAIL anti
-
torque tail rotor system lets Co
manche execute amazing maneuvers near impossible for other helicopters.
Comanche also features reconfigurable, fault
-
tolerant digital missions electronics and on
-
board diagnostics, Longbow fire
-
control radar, triple
-
redundant fly
-
by
-
wire flight control an
d simple, remove
-
and
-
replace maintenance. A wide
-
field
-
of
-
view, helmet
-
mounted display provides flight
information, night vision sensors and a sight system for use with weapons.The Helmet Integrated Display and Sight System (HID
SS) is a biocular
helmet
-
mou
nted display for flight information and night vision sensors and a sight system for use with weapons.

Each crewmember has a helmet providing acoustic and impact protection and a magnetic helmet

tracker on a removable frame. The HIDSS can combine flight s
ymbology with sensor images to

allow aggressive flight maneuvering at night. Display: Bi
-
Occular, FOV 53? x 30? CRT High resolution tester 1023 line rate.

In addition, the RAH
-
66's Hands On Grips controls literally let pilots fly and perform mission tasks
with one hand
-

a first
-
ever achievement in a
helicopter. The Comanche also breaks new ground in the use of high technology composites to satisfy both Low Observable Techn
ology
requirements and aggressive weight and cost specifications.

Stealth Warrior in

the Digital Battlefield

Its on
-
board computing capability enables Comanche to acquire, process, analyze and disseminate an amount of information unsurpassed

by today's helicopters. Comanche's low
radar signature, high technology composites, special acous
tics design, and a buried exhaust system, make it less observable than today's premier attack and armed reconnaissance
helicopters.


Add to this new generation of passive long
-
range, high
-
resolution battlefield sensors, digital interconnectivity, to share

data with other members of the combined arms team,
produces a completely integrated targeting, and communications weapon system, facilitating the delivery of quick, coordinated

responses to tactical situations with minimal work
for the pilot.