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Atlas Oryx Multirole Helicopter

Role

Utility helicopter

Capacity

20 fully-equipped troops or six wounded personnel on stretchers with four attendants

Variants

Denel AH-2 Rooivalk

Crew

Three

Manufacturer

Denel Aviation

Operator

South African Air Force (SAAF)

Operators

South African Air Force (SAAF)

Maiden Flight

September 1987

Introduced

1991

Length

1.06m

Height

5.14m

Rotor Diameter

15.6m

Wingspan

15m

Empty Weight

3,600kg

Loaded Weight

6,000kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

8,400kg

Engine Type

Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turboshaft engines

Number of Engines

Two

Power Capacity

2000shp each

Service Period

1990 to till date

Maximum Speed

320km/h

Service Ceiling

7,162m

Rate of Climb

915m/min

Combat Range (Internal Fuel)

303nm

Weapon

Door-mounted 7.62mm MAG Light Machine Gun

Guns

Two
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