Eurocopter EC145

2007

UH-72A Lakota


2007




Model

  • Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota
  • Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota
  • Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota
  • Eurocopter UH-72A Lakota

EADS North America (American Eurocopter) was selected as the winner of the Light Utility Helicopter competition in 2006 for a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS)/Non-Developmental Item (NDI) aircraft to replace the aging UH-1H/V and OH-58A/C fleet in the Army and Army National Guard Homeland units. Lakotas are built at the American Eurocopter facility in Columbus, Mississippi.

From 2009 the Lakota is also the prime training aircraft at the US Navy Test Pilot School (NTPS) helicopter course

The AAS-72X was the proposed contender for the US Army Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) competition.


Specifications

Engine: 2 x Safran (Turbomeca) Arriel 1E2 738shp
Capacity: 2 + 8
Length: (m) 13
Height: (m) 3.45
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 11
Disc area: (m2) 95
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 1792     Max: 3585
Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 246     Max: 269
Range: (km) 685
Ceiling: (m) 5800
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 487
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Organisations

From Organisation with model UH-72A Lakota
1999
germany Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
    EC145 1999/14
2006
usa American Eurocopter
    345 2006/13
2007
usa US Army Aviation
    427 2007/now
2009
usa US Navy
    5 2009/now
2014
usa Airbus Helicopters Inc
    2014/now
2015
thailand Royal Thai Army
    2015/now
Construction Numbers on database of UH-72A Lakota

270uh-72a





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