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Name B-407
Manufacturer BELL
Wing Rotary
WTC Light
Type code H1T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Single
Mass group UNK

Manufacturered as:

BELL ARH-70 Arapaho
BELL YRH-70 Arapaho
BELL 407
BELL Arapaho (RH-70)

BELL B-407

BELL B-407


The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine, civil utility helicopter; a derivative of the Bell 206L-3 LongRanger. The 407 uses the four-blade, soft, in-plane, rigid rotor with composite hub that was developed for the United States Army's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior instead of the two-bladed, semi-rigid rotor of the 206L-3. The Bell 407 is frequently used for corporate and offshore transport, as an air ambulance, law enforcement, electronic news gathering and movie making.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.67 m35.007 ft
Length 12.7 m41.667 ft
Height 3.56 m11.68 ft
Powerplant 1 x Allison 250-C47 turboshaft, 700 shp (520 kW).
Engine model Allison 250

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B407

None on SKYbrary