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B430
Name B-430
Manufacturer BELL
Type Rotary
Position Four-blade main rotor
Tail Two-blade tail rotor
WTC Light
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Above cabin
Landing gear Skids or tricycle retractable


Also manufacturered as:

BELL 430


BELL B-430

BELL B-430 BELL B-430 3D

Image source: IANS

Description

The Bell 430 is a twin-engined light-medium helicopter built by Bell Helicopter Textron. It is a stretched and more powerful development of the Bell 230, which, in turn, was based on the earlier Bell 222.

General

Aircraft name B-430
ICAO code/WTC B430 / L
Manufacturer BELL
Type code/APC H2T /

Technical Data

Wing span 12.80 m41.995 ft
Length 13.44 m44.094 ft
Height 3.73 m12.238 ft
Powerplant 2 x Rolls-Royce 250-C40B 783 hp (584 kW).
Engine model Rolls-Royce 250

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Approach Landing
V2 (IAS) kts IAS 60 kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 130 kts MACH IAS 130 kts IAS kts Vth (IAS) 40 kts
Distance m ROC 1400 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD 1000 ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 4218 kg Ceiling FL146 ROD ft/min APC
WTC L Range 324 NM

For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:

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