Also known as the Griffin. Similar to the Bell 212 but featuring a foldable 4-bladed rotor of composite construction. Powered by a PWC PT6T-3B-1 Twin Pac engine giving 1310HP. Includes crash-hardened landing gear, seats and fuel tanks plus features for ease of maintenance away from base. Carries up to 6 stretchers with medical personnel in CASEVAC role and up to 14 passengers seated.
Design work began in Autumn 1978 with first deliveries early in 1981. Several versions available. 412SP (Special Performance) with more fuel and greater take-off weight, 412HP (High Performance) with an improved transmission system, the re-engined 412EP (Enhanced Performance) with a PT6T-3D powerplant and redundant flight systems, a 412EP maritime version known as the Sentinel and a 412AH Attack version with an under-nose gun turret. Over 500 individual units sold by 1998.
The 412 is also assembled in Indonesia as the IPTN NB412 and Agusta from Italy built several variants since January 1981
Derivatives & Versions
|412HP||1991|| High performance version with P&WC PT6T-3BG or PT6T-3D engines
|412EP||1994|| The Enhanced Performance variant has a PT6T-3D powerplant and redundant flight systems. Since 2010 they also include the tail rotor enhancement ... |
|CH-146 Griffon||1994|| 100 Bell 412CF built in Canada for the Armed Forces in 2 configurations: Combat Support Squadron (CSS) for SAR (painted yellow) and and the Util ... |
|412LUH||2005|| Bell entry for the US Army LUH Light Utility Helicopter competition. It lost against the Eurocopter EC145 which became the UH-72A Lakota. For ... |
|412EPi||2013|| First introduced in March 2013, improves the Bell 412EP helicopter with the Bell BasiX ProTM fully integrated glass flight deck.
On July 2015 ... |
|Fuji UH-X||2020|| On July 2015 the Bell/Fuji team was selected against the Airbus/Kawasaki and AgustaWestland/Mitsui options to develop the new UH-X transport heli ... |