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Panha 2091

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Top speed  236 km/h
Wingspan  13 m
Weight  2,802 kg
Range  600 km
Length  16 m
Engine type  Turboshaft
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Manufacturers  Panha, Bell Helicopter, Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company

The Panha 2091 "Toufan" is an Iranian overhaul and upgrade of the Bell AH-1J International (export version of the SeaCobra) attack helicopter purchased before the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The overhaul and upgrade program is known as project number 2091 of the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (also known as Panha).

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Design

Reported upgrades include:

  • new cockpit armored panels
  • new, Iranian-designed canopy
  • new avionics
  • nose-mounted camera
  • new cockpit design
  • The upgraded attack helicopter has a narrower airframe for greater flexibility and is armed with an M197 three-barreled 20-mm Gatling-type cannon in the A/A49E turret. Its wing-stub stations carry a pair of 19-tube 70-mm rocket launchers. The rear section has a Vulcan-type 20-mm automatic cannon, and two clusters of 38 anti-tank 70-mm missiles.

    Bulletproof glass protects the pilot's cockpit and weapons officer station, internal avionics have been revamped with the addition of a GPS and receiver in the nose, and a warning radar attached to the rear, with four antennae providing 360 degrees coverage and all electronics systems integrated.

    Specifications

    Data from Military and Missile

    General characteristics

  • Length: 16 m (52.5 ft)
  • Rotor diameter: 13 m (42.6 ft)
  • Height: 4 m (13.1 ft)
  • Empty weight: 2,802 kg (6.177 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 4,530 kg (9,987 lb)
  • Rotor systems: 2 blades on main rotor, 2 blades on tail rotor
  • Powerplant: 2 × turboshaft, 1,530 shp (1,125 kw) each
  • Performance

  • Maximum speed: 236 km/h (147 mph)
  • Range: 600 km (373 mi)
  • Armament

  • M197 3-barreled 20 mm "Gatling-style" cannon in the M97 turret (750 rounds ammo capacity)
  • 2.75 in (70 mm) Mk 40 or Hydra 70 rockets - 14 rockets mounted in a variety of launchers
  • 5 in (127 mm) Zuni rockets - 8 rockets in two 4-round LAU-10D/A launchers
  • AIM-9 Sidewinder / Misagh-2 Anti-Aircraft Missiles - 1 mounted on each hardpoint
  • References

    Panha 2091 Wikipedia


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