MBB Bo-105
Страна: Германия
Год: 1967

Four/five-seat light helicopter
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MBB BO 105 (Germany)
   The prototype of this five-seat light utility helicopter flew for the first time in 1967. The original production version was the BO 105C powered by two 298 kW (400 shp) Allison 250-C20 turboshaft engines. This is no longer available. The current models are the BO-105CB powered by two 313 kW (420 shp) Allison 250-C20B engines and the standard production model since 1975; BO 105CBS with increased seating or cargo capacity in a 0.25 m (9 3/4 in) longer fuselage, available in five-seat executive or six-seat high-density configurations; BO 105D, a variant supplied to the UK with modified equipment; BO 105L, deliveries of which began in 1980; BO 105M (VBH) liaison and observation helicopter for the German Army, with uprated engines and transmission (227 ordered to replace Alouette IIs); and the BO 105P (PAH-1) anti-tank version, with outriggers able to carry six Hot missiles; procurement of 212 PAH-1s by the German Army began in 1979.

Data (BO 105CB): Engines as above Main rotor diameter 9.84 m (32 ft 3 1/2 in) Length overall 11.86 m (38 ft 11 in) Max T-O weight 2,300 kg (5,070 lb) Max cruising speed 245 km/h (152 mph) Range 656 km (408 miles) Accommodation five persons or pilot and two stretchers or freight
The cabin lay-out of PAS “Bravo". The unique tac/comms unit, adapted specifically for police and EMS operations, is situated between the pilot's and observer's seats. The large black case contains essential equipment such as stabilised binoculars, hand-held radios and cameras. It also provides a useful front paw rest for police dogs sat on the back seat!
Good visibility from the Bo 105's cockpit makes it ideal for medevac operations in a busy city.
The Modena HEMS Bo 105s are fully equipped for medical evacuation and intensive care, carrying a medic and a stretcher.
Sergeant John Galbally, PAS "Bravo's” observer, prepares to photograph an approach route across the Salisbury water-meadows for the Wiltshire ASU helicopter to use, when air-lifting casualties to one of the city's hospitals. The landing site is visible between the door frame and beyond the trees to the left of the Cathedral.