Rooivalk Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999 Maiden Flight: April 1990 Total Production: 16 Origin:South Africa Corporations: Denel
Parent System:Rooivalk Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1999 Maiden Flight: April 1990 Total Production: 16
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Description: The CSH-2 Rooivalk is an attack helicopter designed and manufactured by Denel and Atlas for the South African military. The Rooivalk concept is very close to the combat-proven AH-64 Apache, but adapted to the African operations theater. Its weapon options include air-to-air missiles for self-defense, Mokopa anti-tank missiles, unguided rockets and a 20mm cannon.
The Rooivalk is able to operate day/night, all-weather conditions being supported by an IR-camera, TV and laser designator mounted in the nose of the aircraft. Rooivalk helicopter and Mokopa missile is a powerful combination such as the Apache helicopter and Hellfire missile. The Rooivalk is also compatible with Hellfire and Hot 3 anti-tank missiles as well as Darter air-to-air missiles.
The South African Air Force remains the sole operator of the Rooivalk attack helicopter to date.
Main Rotor Blades: 4 Dimensions Height: 5.10 meter (16.7 foot)
Length: 18.6 meter (61 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 20 millimeter
Main Rotor Diameter: 15.2 meter (50 foot) Performance Ceiling: 6,000 meter (19,685 foot)
Max Range: 700 kilometer (378 nautical mile) Power Max Power at TakeOff: 3,300 shp Speed Cruise Speed: 77 mps (278 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 86 mps (309 kph) Weight Empty Weight: 5,700 kilogram (12,566 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 8,700 kilogram (19,180 pound)
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