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Name B-407
Manufacturer BELL
Type Rotary
WTC Light
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Single

Also manufacturered as:

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

BELL B-407

BELL B-407

Image source: IANS


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.


Aircraft name B-407
ICAO code/WTC B407 / L
Manufacturer BELL
Type code/APC H1T /

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

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