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Lockheed

The Lockheed Corporation (originally Loughead Aircraft Manufacturing Company) was an American aerospace company. Lockheed was founded in 1912 and later merged with Martin Marietta to form Lockheed Martin in 1995.

Helicopter production:

  • CL-475, rigid-rotor helicopter
  • XH-51A/B (Lockheed CL-595/Model 286), compound helicopter testbed
  • AH-56 Cheyenne, prototype attack compound helicopter

Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne

The Lockheed C-840 (AH-56 Cheyenne) won the competition of the US Army’s AAFSS (Advanced Aerial Fire Support System) programme in 1965. Until 1968, 10 pre-production models were delivered and 375 orders were placed. But in the meantime the US Army had already acquired the Bell AH-G HueyCobra. When the Cobras were available in Vietnam in 1969, the order for the AH-56 Cheyenne was cancelled.

In order to accelerate the speed of that helicopter, an additional pusher propeller was built in.
Type Attack and attack support helicopter
First flight 21.09.1967
Crew 2

Specifications:

Version   AH-56A Cheyenne
Dimensions
Overall length m  18,30
Overall height m 4,10
Fuselage length m  
Main rotor diameter m 15,36
Tail rotor diameter m  
Masses
Max. take-off mass kg 13600
Empty mass kg 5320
Powerplant
Turbines    1x  General Electric T64-GE-16
Turbine power KW 1x  3435 shp
Flight performance and limits
Max. speed km/h 408
Max. cruise speed km/h 370
Max. climb rate m/s 16,7
Max. range km 1400
Max. endurance h  
Hover ceiling (IGE) m  
Max. hover ceiling (OGE) m  

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Helicopter Museum

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