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DENEL AH-2 Rooivalk

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Name AH-2 Rooivalk
Manufacturer DENEL
Wing Rotary
Position Four-blade main rotor
Tail Five-blade tail rotor
WTC Medium
Type code H2T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle fixed
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

ATLAS CSH-2 Rooivalk
ATLAS Rooivalk
DENEL Rooivalk
DENEL AH-2 Rooivalk
DENEL CSH-2 Rooivalk

DENEL AH-2 Rooivalk

DENEL AH-2 Rooivalk DENEL AH-2 Rooivalk 3D


The Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (previously designated CSH-2) is an attack helicopter manufactured by Denel of South Africa. Rooivalk is Afrikaans for "Red Kestrel".

Technical Data

Wing span 15.58 m51.115 ft <br />
Length 18.73 m61.45 ft <br />
Height 5.19 m17.028 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x Turbomeca Makila 1K2 turboshafts, 1,492 kW (sea-level ISA) (2,001 shp) each
Engine model Turboméca Makila

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 kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 150 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC 2200 ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 87008,700 kg <br />8.7 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL190 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 380380 nm <br />703,760 m <br />703.76 km <br />2,308,923.886 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving RVAL

None on SKYbrary