Mitsubishi MH2000

  • Mitsubishi MH2000
  • Mitsubishi MH2000Mitsubishi RP-1 Experimental Aircraft

After obtaining big experience building models under license, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries began development of first indigenous helicopter manufacturing both the fuselage and engines. An experimental aircraft, the Mitsubishi RP-1, used a conventional tail rotor and first flew on September 14, 1994. In 1995 began development of the MH2000, a 7/12 seats helicopter fitted with a Fenestron-like tail rotor, which completed maiden flight on July 29, 1996 and achieving Japanese certification on August 1997. The prototype was lost due to tail rotor blade separation and after redesign the production aircraft were known as MH2000A. The type entered service October 1, 2000 with Excel air service but program was terminated in 2004 with only 8 aircraft built.

Specifications MH2000

Engine 2 x Mitsubishi MG5-110 800 shp
Capacity 2 + 10
Length (m) 12.2
Height (m) 4.1
Blades 4
Rotor diam. (m) 12.2
Disc area (m2) 117
Weight (kgs) Empty: 2500     Max: 4500
Speed (km/h) Cruise: 250     Max: 278
Range (km) 777
Ceiling (m)     Max: 2700
Rate/Climb (m/min)

  List of Operators of MH2000

  Global Distribution of MH2000


Construction Numbers

C/N Built as Year History
1001 1996 JP JQ6003
1002 1998 JP JA001M
1003 1999 JP JA002M
1004 1999 JP JA21ME
1005 JP JA003M
1006 JP JQ6006
1007 JP JQ6007
1008 JP JA007E

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