Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel) Attack Helicopter (1999) Info Specs

Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel) Attack Helicopter (1999) Info Specs Focus Model: Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel) Country of Origin: South Africa Manufacturer: Denel (Atlas) - South Africa Initial Year of Service: 1999 Production: 12 Crew: 2 Length: 61.45ft (18.73m) Width: 51.12ft (15.58m) Height: 17.03ft (5.19m) Weight (Empty): 12,632lbs (5,730kg) Weight (MTOW): 19,290lbs (8,750kg) Powerplant: 2 x Turbomeca Makila 1K2 turboshaft engines generating 1,845shp each and driving a four-blade main rotor and a five-blade tail rotor. Maximum Speed: 173mph (278kmh; 150kts) Maximum Range: 438miles (705km) Service Ceiling: 20,000ft (6,096m; 3.8miles) Rate-of-Climb: 2,620 feet per minute (799m/min) Hardpoints: 6 (including wingtip mounts) Armament Suite: 1 x 20mm Armscor F2 cannon (chin mounted turret) Mission-specific ordnance can include any of the following: 16 x ZT6 Mokopa anti-tank missiles 70mm rocket launching pods Mistral infrared homing air-to-air missiles (on wingtip mounts) Variants: XH-1 - Alpha concept demonstrator based on the French-built Alouette III design. XTP-1 Beta - French-built Puma helicopters modified as gunships for evaluation and testing. XH-2 "Rooivalk" - Initial Prototype Designation XDM (eXperimental Development Model) - A redesignation of the XH-2 prototype; avionics and weapons development platform. EDM (Engineering Developmental Model) - Production Evaluation Model. CSH-2 - Initial Production Model Designation AH-2 - Redesignation of the CSH-2 Production Model occurring in 1998. Operators:South Africa denelle denilson skills denel denel ah-2 rooivalk Denel AH-2 Rooivalk denel ntw-20 denel rooivalk denilson denell stephens denel 35mm dual purpose gun denel dynamics bateleur helicoptero denel ah-2 rooivalk denell denel aviation ah-2 rooivalk 1. denel ah-2 rooivalk
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