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Bell 427  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: SB 427
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Bell Helicopter
Parent System: OH-58 Kiowa
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): May 1968
Total Production: 3,704
Family Members: ARH-70A, Bell 407, Bell 407GT, Bell 407GXP, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and OH-58F Kiowa Warrior
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Description: The OH-58 Kiowa is a combat scout and reconnaissance helicopter derived from Bell 406 commercial aircraft and intended for use by the US Army aviation units. Following the Army Helicopter Improvement Program (AHIP), Bell and the US Army developed the OH-58D Kiowa unarmed helicopter which features. Around 500 existing OH-58A/C models were planned to be retrofitted into OH-58D configuration, but this figure was finally slashed with less than 200 OH-58s upgraded to -D configuration. In the 1990s Bell Helicopter also developed a commercial utility helicopter variant based upon the OH-58 airframe, the Bell 407 and Bell 427 aircraft.

Bell 427 is a further evolution from Bell 407 helicopter, which is based on OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, focusing on improving speed, comfort and reliability. Overall, Bell 427 offers greater performance than its predecessor and reduced workload for the pilot. A more spacious cabin with more powerful PW207D engines have been integrated into 427 model. This helicopter has been certified to the most stringent FAR/JAR Part 27 safety standards through crashworthy seats and energy attenuating skid landing gear. VIP/Corporate transport, homeland security and utility are the primary roles that can be assumed by 427 models.

Bell 427 Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 1
Passengers: 6
Dimensions
Height: 3.48 meter (137 inch)
Length: 11.1 meter (438 inch)
Main Rotor Diameter: 11.3 meter (444 inch)
Width: 2.53 meter (100 inch)
Performance
Ceiling: 3,048 meter (10,000 foot)
Max Range: 722 kilometer (390 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 710 shp (530 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 67 mps (242 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 74 mps (143 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 4 hour (240 minute)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,971 kilogram (6,550 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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on 16 Nov 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006KAI and Lockheed Martin Sign Strategic Agreement

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