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BELL B-430

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Name B-430
Manufacturer BELL
Wing Rotary
Position Four-blade main rotor
Tail Two-blade tail rotor
WTC Light
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Above cabin
Landing gear Skids or tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

BELL 430

BELL B-430

BELL B-430 BELL B-430 3D


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.

Technical Data

Wing span 12.80 m41.995 ft <br />
Length 13.44 m44.094 ft <br />
Height 3.73 m12.238 ft <br />
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)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS 60 kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 130 kts MACH IAS 130 kts IAS kts Vapp (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 42184,218 kg <br />4.218 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL146 ROD ft/min APC
WTC L Range 324324 nm <br />600,048 m <br />600.048 km <br />1,968,661.419 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B430

None on SKYbrary