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Eurocopter EC725 Caracal


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Overview


EC725 Caracal

French air force EC725 Caracal in the air in 2009.

Source: Tim Felce - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
France
Type
Transport helicopter
Entered service
2005
Status
In service
Development
Late 1990's - early 2000's
Design project
November 2000
First flight
Developer
France - Eurocopter
Production
2000 - present
Producer
France - Eurocopter, now Airbus Helicopters
Brazil - Airbus Helicopters
Unit cost
About € 20 million, depending on configuration
Designations
Super Cougar

Details


Facts EC725 Caracal
General
Origin
France
Type
Transport helicopter
Dimensions
Length
19.5 m
Height
4.6 m
Empty weight
5.330 kg
Gross weight
11.0 t
Max take-off weight
11.2 t
Transport capacity
Crew
2 pilots
Passengers
28 troops + 1 crew chief
12 stretchers
Cargo
5.670 kg
Propulsion
Powerplant
2x Turboméca Makila 2A1 turboshaft
Power output
2.382 hp each
Rotor setup
5 blade main rotor
4 blade tail rotor
Rotor diameter
16.2 m
Disc area
206.1 m^2
Performance
Max speed
324 km/h
Cruise speed
285 km/h
Operational range
857 km
Ferry range
1.325 km
Service ceiling
6 km
Climb rate
7.4 m/s
Subcomponents
Hoist
Optional
In-flight refueling
Optional refueling probe
Sensors
Search radar
FLIR
Electro-optical systems

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