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CH-14 Aguilucho
Cicare CH-14 Aguilucho at the "Day of the Army Aviation 2007", Campo de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Role Light helicopter
Manufacturer Cicare Helicopteros S.A.
Designer Augusto Cicare
First flight 2007-03-19
Status In Development
Primary user Argentine Army
Number built 1

The Cicare CH-14 Aguilucho (Spanish for "Little Eagle") is a light helicopter manufactured by Cicare Helicopteros S.A. of Argentina. The helicopter is intended for use in civil, security and military roles. The project is based on Bell 206B JetRanger.

Design and development[edit | edit source]

In 2005, the Argentine Army Aviation commissioned Augusto Cicaré to build a light helicopter. The prototype was completed early in 2007, and the first flight occurred on 19 March 2007.[citation needed] The prototype made its public debut during "Army Aviation Day" on 23 November 2007.[1]

Specifications (CH-14)[edit | edit source]

Data from Cicare CH-14 Aguilucho technical data[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 11.8 m (38 ft 7 in)
  • Rotor diameter: 10.00 m (32 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 3.3 m (11 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 750 kg (1650 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1,450 kg (3,190 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rolls-Royce Allison 250-C20-B turboshaft, 313 kW (420 shp)
  • Propellers: two blade rotor

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (149 knots, mph)
  • Cruise speed: 210 km/h (131 knots, mph)
  • Range: 510 km (275 nm, 320 mi)
  • Ferry range: 1,000 km(540 nm, 620 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,764 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 8 m/s (1,925 ft/min)

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