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The HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) is a multirole combat helicopter being developed in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for use by the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army.

Photograph By - Damanbir Singh

General characteristics
  • Crew                 : 2
  • Length              : 15.8 m (51 ft 8 in)
  • Rotor diameter : 13.3 m (43 ft 6 in)
  • Height               : 4.7 m (15 ft 4 in)
  • Disc area           : 138.9 m² (1,472 ft²)
  • Empty weight    : 2,250 kg (5,975 lb)
  • Useful load        : 3,350 kg (7,410 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight  : 5,800 kg (12,787 lb)
  • Powerplant       : 2 × HAL/Turbomeca Shakti turboshaft, 1,067 kW (1,430 shp) each
Performance
  • Never exceed speed    : 330 km/h (178 knots, 207 mph)
  • Maximum speed          : 268 km/h (145 knots, 166.5 mph)
  • Range                          : 700 km (297 nmi, 342 mi)
  • Service ceiling             : 6,500 m (21,300 ft)
  • Rate of climb                : 12 m/s (2,362 ft/min)
  • Disc loading                  : 39.59 kg/m² (8.23 lb/ft²)
  • Power/mass                  : 327 W/kg (0.198 hp/lb)
Armament
  • Guns                  : 1× 20 mmM621 cannon on Nexter THL-20 turret
  • Rockets              : 60/80 mm calibre rockets
  • Missiles              : air-to-surface, MBDA air-to-air, anti-radiation, and Helina anti-tank missiles
  • Bombs               : Gravity bombs, cluster bombs, grenade launchers


To Read More : Wikipedia




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