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H125M  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2014
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: AS550 C3e Fennec
Origin: France
Corporations: Airbus Helicopters
Parent System: AS 350
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 1978
Maiden Flight: 27 June 1974
Total Production: 4,271
Family Members: AS350 Ecureuil, AS355 Ecureuil, AS355 NP Ecureuil, AS550 Fennec, AS555 Fennec, AS555 SN Fennec, EC130, H125 and H130
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Description: The Fennec/Ecureuil is a family of multi-role helicopters featuring design simplicity, reliability and high performance. The aircraft was developed in the 1970s by Aerospatiale, thereafter Eurocopter and now Airbus Helicopters, as a replacement for the Allouette II. These lightweight helicopters are intended for both commercial and military markets. Fennec designation applies to military helicopters and Ecureuil, which means 'Squirrel' in English, applies to commercial helicopters. These platforms can be powered either by a single turboshaft engine or by two engines (AS 350/550 and AS 355/555 series). Composite materials have been used extensively in the aircraft design making it more durable and lighter. There are many variants of Fennec/Ecureuil helicopter family primarily due to the use of different power plants such as Arriel and Arrius family of engines. The characteristics of Fennec/Ecureuil helicopters also translate into low acquisition costs and low costs of maintenance and operation. Eurocopter has scored a big success through this helicopter family with more than 4,000 aircraft (2,400+ single engine models) sold around the globe so far. First flight was carried out in 1974 and the first delivery in April 1978.

The Airbus Helicopters H125M, formerly known as the AS550 C3e Fennec, is a military lightweight helicopter that can be armed with 20mm cannon, machine guns, unguided rocket launchers, air-to-air missiles and anti-tank missiles assuming fire support, air-to-air combat and anti-tank missions. The H125M armed reconnaissance helicopter is powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2D turboshaft engine which is makes the aircraft for operations in high-and-hot environments. Composite materials and low infrared reflective paint provide a reduced radar and infrared signatures thus enhancing its survivability. The single-engine, 2-ton H125M scout helicopter entered service in 2014 after the H125 (AS350 B3e Ecureuil) civilian aircraft.

H125M Specifications

Crew: 1
Main Rotor Blades: 3
Number of Engines: 1
Tail Rotor Blades: 2
Dimensions
Height: 3.24 meter (10.6 foot)
Length: 10.9 meter (35.9 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Main Rotor Diameter: 10.7 meter (35.1 foot)
Width: 1.85 meter
Performance
Ceiling: 8,000 meter (26,247 foot)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 952 shp
Volume
Fuel Tank Capacity: 540 liter (142 galon)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,000 kilogram (4,409 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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H125M News

There is 1 news
on 6 Nov 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014Indonesian Army Takes Delivery of its First Fennec Helicopters

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Indonesia6
Indonesian Army (6)

Grand Total 62
Propulsion Systems
Arriel 2Dx1
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