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AIRBUS HELICOPTERS H215M AS532 COUGAR
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The Eurocopter AS532 Cougar (now Airbus Helicopters H215M) is a twin-engine, medium-weight, multipurpose helicopter developed by France. The AS532 is a development and upgrade of the Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma in its militarized form. Its civilian counterpart is the Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma. The AS532 has been further developed as the Eurocopter EC725.

The H215M is a combat-proven multi-role medium-heavy helicopter, combining the Cougar and Super Puma family’s proven ruggedness with the H225M’s full glass cockpit, autopilot, and avionics. With competitive operating and maintenance costs, and the ability to be easily deployed and armed for ground attack and support missions, the H215M is an affordable and efficient heavy utility rotorcraft solution.

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 20 troops / 4,650 kg (10,251 lb) payload
  • Length: 15.53 m (50 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 4.92 m (16 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 4,350 kg (9,590 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 9,000 kg (19,842 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines, 1,185 kW (1,589 hp) each
  • Main rotor diameter: 15.6 m (51 ft 2 in)
  • Main rotor area: 206 m2 (2,220 sq ft)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 249 km/h (155 mph, 134 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 239 km/h (149 mph, 129 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 278 km/h (173 mph, 150 kn)
  • Range: 573 km (356 mi, 309 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 3,450 m (11,320 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 7.2 m/s (1,420 ft/min)

Source: Airbus
Photos credits: Spot'Air

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