Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar Horizon

The Eurocopter AS532 Cougar (now Airbus Helicopters H215M) is a twin-engine, medium-weight, multipurpose helicopter developed by France. The AS532 is a development and upgrade of the Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma in its militarized form.

General characteristics

Crew: 2
Capacity: 20 troops / 4,650 kg (10,251 lb) payload
Length: 15.53 m (50 ft 11 in)
Height: 4.92 m (16 ft 2 in)
Empty weight: 4,350 kg (9,590 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 9,000 kg (19,842 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines, 1,185 kW (1,589 hp) each
Main rotor diameter: 15.6 m (51 ft 2 in)
Main rotor area: 206 m2 (2,220 sq ft)
Performance

Maximum speed: 249 km/h (155 mph, 134 kn)
Cruise speed: 239 km/h (149 mph, 129 kn)
Never exceed speed: 278 km/h (173 mph, 150 kn)
Range: 573 km (356 mi, 309 nmi)
Service ceiling: 3,450 m (11,320 ft)
Rate of climb: 7.2 m/s (1,420 ft/min)

 

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