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Ex-German Army Bo 105
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Canadian Coast Guard Bo-105
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A Canadian Coast Guard Bo-105 on board the flagship of the CCG, the 120 metre 15,324 ton behemoth, CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent
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Mexican Navy Bo-105 fires 2.75 inch HE rockets
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The BO 105 CBS-5 Army or Navy is a
lightweight twin-engine multi-role
military helicopter. It is built by the
EUROCOPTER Group, owned 70% by
AEROSPATIALE France and 30% by
Daimler Aerospace (DASA) of Germany. The military version of the BO 105 include the antitank version with weapon-carrying outriggers and the scout version which has a mast-mounted sight above the main rotor.
Missions include: direct air support, antitank, reconnaissance, search and rescue, and transport.
In addition to reconnaissance, observation and surveillance missions, this helicopter is particularly suitable for carrying taskforces and casualties, thanks to its unpartitioned cabin/cargo area.
The helicopter is powered by two Allison 250-C 20B turbine engines and can easily be reconfigured for different armed duties and particularly to support the following specific weapon systems: anti-tank missiles, rocket launchers, pod-mounted gun, gun turret, side-firing machine gun.
The Maritime Search & Surveillance BO
105 CBS 5, is the shipborne version of the BO 105, with the same engines. The
helicopter features a 360-degree surveillance and watch meteorological radar and has a capability to also support an associated data recorder and transmitter system, a Doppler/GPS navigation control system and is NVG compatible.
The four-blade main rotor is mounted
above center of cabin. External stores are mounted on weapons “outriggers” or racks on each side of the fuselage. Each rack has one hardpoint.
Country of Origin : Germany
Builder : Eurocopter
Date of Introduction : 1972
Role : Observation, antitank, utility
Similar Aircraft : OH-6 Cayuse, Defender 500MD, Alouette III, Mi-4 Hound
Weight : Maximal with external load 2,600kg/5,732 lb
Maximum Gross: 2,500 kg / 5,512 lb
Normal Takeoff: 2,000 kg
Empty: 1,301 kg, 1,913 kg (PAH1)
Engine : 2 x 420-shp Allison 250-C20B turboshaft
Fuel Internal: 570 liters
Internal Aux Tank: 200 liters ea. (max 2x)
Maximum speed 242 km/h – 131 kts
Cruising speed 205 km/h
Normal Load: 555 km
With Aux Fuel: 961 km Ceiling
Service: 3,050 m
Hover (out of ground effect): 457 m
Hover (in ground effect): 1,525 m
Vertical Climb Rate 7.5 m/s
2 – 2.75-in rocket pods (7 or 12 ea.)
2 – 68-mm SNEB rocket pods (12 ea)
2 – 50-mm SNIA rockets (28 ea.)
2 – TOW ATGM pods (4 ea.)
6 – HOT ATGM
2 – AS-12 ASM pods (2 ea.)
1 – Stinger AAM pod (4 ea.)
Most Probable Armament:BO-105P/PAH1:
Outriggers carry 6 x HOT antitank missiles, or rocket pods.
CASA BO-105/ATH: The Spanish produced variant rigidly mounts 1x Rh 202
20-mm cannon under the fuselage.
Standard Payload Internal load: 690 kg
External on sling only: 1,200 kg
Transports 3 troops or 2 litters, or cargo.
Main and tail rotors electrically deiced. Infrared signature suppressors can be mounted on engine exhausts. Rotor brake.
Options exist to fit a thermal imaging system for night operations, and a laser designator. Available avionics include weather radar, Doppler and GPS navigation, and an autopilot. It is capable of operation in day, night, and instrument meteorological conditions.
Crew 1 or 2 (pilots)
DATA: FAS MILITARY ANALYSIS NETWORK