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NH Industries NH90



In the 8000/9000kg class, the NH90 was developed and qualified in both a Naval and Army variant and powered by RTM322 engines. A rear ramp option is available for the Army variant. Designated as the TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) and NHF for the NATO Frigate Helicopter, the NH90 has fly-by-wire controls and is capable of all-weather operations either on land or at sea. In the tactical version it carries 20 fully-equipped troops or 2500kg of cargo. In the NHF version can undertake multimaritime roles including the ASW or anti-surface vessel role and can carry up to 700kg of missiles.


Five European nations signed the memorandum in 1985 allowing the development of the NH 90. The work is being shared by Eurocopter France (43%), Agusta (26%), Eurocopter Germany (24%) and Fokker (7%).




Largely built of composite materials, the NH90 was in service with France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.






Engine: 2 x RTM 322-01/9 turboshaft, 1484kW at take-off
Main rotor diameter: 16.3m
Length with rotors turning: 16.3m
Height with tail rotor turning: 5.44m
Max take-off weight: 10000kg
Empty weight: 5400kg
Max speed: 290km/h
Cruising speed: 259km/h
Service ceiling: 4250m
Range: 1204km
Payload: 2000kg


Engine: 2 x R-RTM 332 or 2 x GE CT7-6E
Instant pwr: 1367 or 1360 kW
MTOW: 10,000 kg
Payload: 4460 kg
Max speed: 155 kts
Max range: 930 km
HIGE: 9,600 ft
HOGE: 7878 ft
Crew: 2
Pax: 20








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