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Kawasaki OH-1



Overview


OH-1 Ninja

OH-1 Ninja scout helicopter with auxiliary fuel tank and twin Type 91 missile launch box under its stub wings.

Source: Japan Ground Self-Defence Forces - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Japan
Type
Scout helicopter
Entered service
2000
Status
In service
Development
1992 - late 1990's
August 1996
First flight
Developer
Japan - Kawasaki
Production
1995 - 1996 (prototypes)
1997 - 2013 (series production)
Producer
Japan - Kawasaki
Number produced
34, plus 4 prototypes
Unit cost
2.5 billion Yen in 2008
1.9 billion Yen in 2010
Designations
XOH-1
Design project
Ninja
Nickname
Omega
Nickname
Notable users
Japan - JGSDF

Details


Facts OH-1 Ninja
General
Origin
Japan
Type
Scout helicopter
Crew
2 (pilot, observer)
Dimensions
Length
13.4 m
Width
1 m fuselage
2.3 m stub wings
Height
3.8 m
Empty weight
2.5 t
Max takeoff weight
4.0 t
Propulsion
Powerplant
2x Mitsubishi TS1-10 turboshaft, 884 hp each
2x Mitsubishi TS1-10M turboshaft, 990 hp each
Rotor setup
Four blade main rotor, fenestron tail rotor
Rotor diameter
11.6 m
Disc area
105.7 m^2
Fuel
1.000 L internal
Performance
Speed
278 km/h max
220 km/h cruise
Range
550 km internal fuel
720 km with 2 external tanks
Service ceiling
4.880 m
Armament
Hardpoints
4x pylon on stub wings
Standard loadout
2x external fuel tank and 2x2 Type 91 AAM
Fixed gun
None
Avionics
Observation devices
TV sight, IR sight, laser range finder

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