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MD-600  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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Also Known As: MD 600N
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: MD Helicopters
Parent System: MD-600
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
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Description: MD 600 is an eight-place, light, single-engine helicopter fitted with NOTAR (No Tail Rotor) technology. MD-600 provides low operating costs and enhanced performance. It is faster, quieter, safest than many other helicopters of its class. MD-600 is available for both civil and military applications. It is suitable for utility, medical evacuation, VIP transport, law enforcement, and aerial tours. MD Helicopters MD-600N is the current production model.

MD-600 is powered by a single Rolls Royce Allison 250-C47M turboshaft engine rated at 530-shp which drives a six-bladed main rotor. The NOTAR system replacing the tail rotor consists of an enclosed variable-pitch fan driven by the main transmission. A circulation control tailboom which ends at a direct jet thruster coupled with tail vertical stabilizers match the tail rotor effect allowing the directional flight of the aircraft while balancing the main rotor's torque effect. In addition, NOTAR results safer than tail rotor which is the cause for many helicopter crashes.

MD-600 Specifications

Crew: 1
Main Rotor Blades: 6
Passengers: 7
Dimensions
Height: 2.80 meter (110 inch)
Length: 10.9 meter (429 inch)
Main Rotor Diameter: 8.40 meter (331 inch)
Width: 2.50 meter (98 inch)
Performance
Ceiling: 6,097 meter (20,003 foot)
Max Range: 703 kilometer (380 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 530 shp (395 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 74 mps (266 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 78 mps (152 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 4.40 hour (264 minute)
Weight
Empty Weight: 952 kilogram (2,099 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 2,132 kilogram (4,700 pound)
Payload: 1,179 kilogram (2,599 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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