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Types of Copters

AH-64 Apache
AH-64 Apache

The Boeing AH-64 Apache is an American twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems.

C-12 Huron
C-12 Huron

C-12 Huron performance. The C-12 Huron can climb at the rate of 12.5m/s. The maximum speed of the aircraft is 499km/h. Its range and service ceiling is 3,338km and 10,700m respectively. The wing loading of the C-12 is 201.6kg/m², while the maximum endurance of the aircraft is five to six hours.

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CH-47 Chinook
CH-47 Chinook

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is an American twin-engine, tandem-rotor, heavy-lift helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol (later known as Boeing Rotorcraft Systems). The CH-47 is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters.

Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Fixed-Wing Aircraft

Fixed-wing aircraft are distinct from rotary-wing aircraft, in which the wings form a rotor mounted on a spinning shaft, and ornithopters, in which the wings flap in similar manner to a bird. Glider fixed-wing aircraft, including free-flying gliders of various kinds and tethered kites, can use moving air to gain height.

Fixed-Wing Hybrid VTOL
Fixed-Wing Hybrid VTOL

The Volanti from Sydney-based Carbonix is a carbon composite drone with a 2.7-m (9-ft) wingspan that uses a multirotor system for VTOL, then transitions to horizontal flight as a push-prop fixed-wing once in the air. It flies for over two hours on electric power or seven with a gas pusher.

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Helicopters
Helicopters

Helicopter: a rotary airfoil is spun by a main engine which provides lift and a cam shaft powers an anti-torque propeller to offset the helicopter’s natural desire to spin. The spinning of the airfoil generates lift and propels the aircraft upward.

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MH-6 Little Bird
MH-6 Little Bird

Also occasionally referred to as the Mission Enhanced Little Bird (MELB), it is a highly modified version of the MD 530 series commercial helicopter. All MH-6 helicopters to be moderized to MH-6M standard by 2015.

Multi-Rotor
Multi-Rotor

What is a MultiCopter and How Does it Work?¶ A multicopter is a mechanically simple aerial vehicle whose motion is controlled by speeding or slowing multiple downward thrusting motor/propeller units.

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Nr1 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian (USA)
Nr1 Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian (USA)

The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and is used by the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces. Boeing has delivered more than 2,200 Apaches to customers around the world since the aircraft entered production.

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Nr2 Bell AH-1Z Viper (USA)
Nr2 Bell AH-1Z Viper (USA)

The Bell AH-1Z Viper is an American twin-engine attack helicopter, based on the AH-1W SuperCobra, that was developed for the United States Marine Corps as part of the H-1 upgrade program. The AH-1Z features a four-blade, bearingless, composite main rotor system, uprated transmission, and a new target sighting system. The AH-1Z, one of the latest members of the prolific Huey family, is also called "Zulu Cobra", based on the military phonetic alphabet pronunciation of its variant letter.

Nr3 Kamov Ka-52 Hokum-B (Russia)
Nr3 Kamov Ka-52 Hokum-B (Russia)

The Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (NATO reporting name Hokum-B) is a two-seat version of the Ka-50. It is a multi-role all-weather attack helicopter, capable operating in daytime and at night. Development started in 1994 and the type was first flown in 1997.

Nr4 Mil Mi-28 Havoc (Russia)
Nr4 Mil Mi-28 Havoc (Russia)

THE MIL MI-28N JOINS THE RUSSIAN ARMY. The Soviet Air Forces chose the Kamov Ka-50, considered more advanced than the Mil Mi-28N helicopter. The project remained suspended until 1995, a year that marked the beginning of a successful career for the Mil Mi-28N, which flew for the first time in 1996.

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Nr5 Eurocopter Tiger (France/Germany)
Nr5 Eurocopter Tiger (France/Germany)

It is manufactured by Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters), the successor company to Aérospatiale's and DASA's respective helicopter divisions, which designate it as the EC665. Following their languages, in Germany it is known as the Tiger; in France and Spain it is called the Tigre.

Nr6 Z-10 (China)
Nr6 Z-10 (China)

Reportedly, the most time consuming part of the software engineering for Z-10 was to develop all of the mathematic models needed for Z-10. Instead of using French standard DIGIBUS, Z-10 is built to Chinese GJV289A standard, the Chinese equivalent of MIL-STD-1553B.

Nr7 Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (South Africa)
Nr7 Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (South Africa)

The Denel Rooivalk (previously designated AH-2 and CSH-2) is an attack helicopter manufactured by Denel Aviation of South Africa. Rooivalk is Afrikaans for "Red Kestrel".

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Single-Rotor Helicopter
Single-Rotor Helicopter

The use of a rotor for vertical flight has existed since 400 BC in the form of the bamboo-copter, ... helicopter rotor ... a traditional single-rotor helicopter.

UH-60 Black Hawk
UH-60 Black Hawk

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army's Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972.

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UH-72 Lakota
UH-72 Lakota

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) UH-72 Lakota is a twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor. The UH-72 is a militarized version of the Eurocopter EC145 and was built by American Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters, Inc.), a division of Airbus Group, Inc.

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