The Zafar 300 is an Iranian attack helicopter based upon the American Bell Model 206A Jetranger utility helicopter, adapted for a military gunship role. It is armed with a General Electric GAU-2B/A Minigun rotary six-barrel machinegun in an under-nose turret, and disposable stores on two hard points. The Zafar 300 is manned by a crew of two comprising a pilot and gunner seated in tandem.
-airfoil- wrote:Did it fly?
Did it fly?
It did but I don't know when. I think maybe the late 90's.
AII IR-H5 / AVA-505 "Thunder"
Type: Light utility helicopter.
Programme: In design stage by 1996, under former designation of IR-H5; first flight then planned in 1999, but no evidence of manufacture of first flight reported by early 2002.
From†Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 2002
Development of the Shahed 274 helicopter is reported to have been undertaken by the Pasdaran, or Revolutionary Guards. The organisation may also be responsible for a new transport helicopter.
IRGC SHAHED 274
TYPE: light utility helicopter.
PROGRAMME: Sponsored (as X-5) by the Institute ol Industrial Research and Development of the IRGC; reportedly due to have made its first flight in 1997. First aircraft (71-832) handed over to IRGC 16 September 1999. International public debut, in Tehran, 30 December 2000. At least two more (74-001 and -002) in service by end of 2001. Further public appearance in air show on Kish Island, October/ November 2002. Current status uncertain.
CUSTOMERS: Total of 20 (other sources suggest 30) were reportedly planned to be built by end of 2004.
DESIGN FEATURES: Two-blade main and tail rotors; fully enclosed cabin and tailboom; upper and lower vertical fins. Intended applications include observation, rescue and light cargo-carrying.
LANDING GEAR: Twin-skid type.
POWER PLANT: One 313kW Roils-Royce 250-C20B turboshaft.
ACCOMMODATION: Seats for five persons including pilot. Forward-opening crew door and passenger door each side; baggage door aft of latter on port side.
Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 2004-2005
Technical data for†Shahed 274
Main rotor diameter:†10m, fuselage length:†9m, height overall:†3m, max. take-off weight:†1500kg, empty weight:†1000kg, max. level speed:†180km/h, service ceiling:†5200m, max range†600km
Commander31 wrote:The†Zafar 300 attack helicopter, looking cheap and ugly as ever.
The†Zafar 300 attack helicopter, looking cheap and ugly as ever.
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Avoid pointless replies like this. If you have more to say than just "yeah" or I agree", please post.
Gunship wrote:AH-64 could blow those out of the sky easily. Poorly armed and cheaply built aircraft losely based on western utility design.
AH-64 could blow those out of the sky easily. Poorly armed and cheaply built aircraft losely based on western utility design.
Like the Zafar 300?
Keep in mind it was only a prototype made during the war. It was never to be put into production.
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supermaneuvarable wrote:It miht be early to verbally trash the aircraft, I mean it looks like a cheap homemade chopper but it could be as agile as the OH-6 for all we know. Has it been test flown with success?
It miht be early to verbally trash the aircraft, I mean it looks like a cheap homemade chopper but it could be as agile as the OH-6 for all we know. Has it been test flown with success?
Don't make me laugh hard... seriously I'm fighting the urge.
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That article is a mess. Here is a fixed version:
The Zafar 300 is a gunship conversion of the Bell 206A JetRanger, design of which was started on 20 March 1987. Construction began on 21 April 1988, and the prototype made its first flight on 31 January 1989. It had completed 100 hours' flying by the end of 1990; further modifications were then under way.
TYPE: Two-seat light attack helicopter; also usable for agricultural operations.
ROTOR SYSTEM: Two-blade main and tail rotors of JetRanger unchanged, but with new controls incorporating mechanical dampers; no rotor brake. Transmission as for JetRanger. Modified collective pitch controls.
FUSELAGE: Modified to low-profile tandem-co.ckpit configuration; built of locally manufactured aluminium alloy with outer shell of GFRP; sheet metal doors.
LANDING GEAR: Shock-absorbing skid type. AC:POWER PLANT: One 263.4 kW (317 shp) Allison 250-C18 turboshaft. Fuel capacity (one tank) 270 litres (71.3 US gallons; 59.4 Imp gallons).
ACCOMMODATION: Tandem co.ckpits for pilot (at rear) and co-pilot/gunner. Cabin doors jettisonable. Underfuselage door at rear for ammunition loading and maintenance access.
SYSTEMS: Hydraulic system as for JetRanger; 24V battery for engine starting; pitot heating and de-icing. AC:AVIONICS: VFR/VMC instrumentation.
EQUIPMENT: Can be equipped with 250 kg (551 lb) capacity cargo sling and cropspraying kit.
ARMAMENT: Undernose mounted six-barrel gun; attachment on each side of cabin for seven-round rocket launcher.
EXTERNAL: Main rotor diameter..........................10.77 m (35 ft 4 in)
Tail rotor diameter...........................1.575 m (5 ft 2 in)
Length overall, rotors turning.............12.075 m (39 ft 7Ĺ in)
Max width..........................0.775 m (2 ft 6Ĺ in)
Height overall...............................2.915 m (9 ft 6ĺ in)
Main rotor disc............................91.10 m2 (980.6 sq ft)
Tail rotor disc.............................4.79 m2 (51.58 sq ft)
Weight empty.....................................758 kg (1671 lb)
Max T-O weight..................................1300 kg (2866 lb)
Max disc loading......................14.27 kg/m2 (2.92 lb/sq ft)
PERFORMANCE: Never-exceed speed (VNE)