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TL-7 Military Helicopter

design by Idiot/Savant

A basic light military transport helicopter, capable of carrying twelve fully equipped troops into combat, supporting them with it's machine-guns, and medevacing the casualties afterwards. Some variants add stub-wings and hardpoints to carry drop-tanks or rocket-pods.

The helicopter was designed with Fire Fusion & Steel with Antti Lahtinen's suggested adjustment of doubling rotor lift.


TL-7 Military Helicopter


General Data

Price: Cr 144925
Tech Level: 7
Size: Very Small (300m3, 100m3 with rotors folded).
Mass: 2435 kg empty, 3150 kg fuelled, 5000 kg max takeoff.
Power: 0.625 MW gas turbine driving MTR rotor assembly for 5.0 T lift and 0.5 tonnes thrust. 0.04 MW ImpIC APU (0.0038 MW surplus power).
Maint: 2

Controls: Electronic (0.025 MW)
Comunications: 30 km radio (0.001 MW)
Sensor: 2 * PIR viewer (0.1 km; 0.0002 MW)
Electronic Countermeasures: None
Life Support: None
Cargo: Up to 650 kg internal cargo.

Crew: 2: Pilot/Copilot in open crewstations. (Passangers fire LMGs).
Passengers: 12
Fire Control: None.
Armament: 2 flexi-mounted TL-6 7mm LMGs, with 2000 rounds each.
Maxiumum Speed: 298 kph.
Cruising Speed: 223 kph.
NOE Speed: 40 kph.
Travel Move: 892 km.
Combat Move: 41, 6 at NOE.
Agility: 4
Fuel Consumption: 197.5 L HCD per hour (187.5 L gas turbiine, 10 L APU).
Internal Fuel Capacity: 395 liters HCD
Endurance: 2 hours
Range: 446 km.

Weapon Stats

RoundROFDam valPen Rtg Bulk Mag Recoil Short
7mm Rfl 103 1-Nil 5 2000-240 (120)

Design Worksheet

Mass (kg)Power (MW)Price (MCr)
Simple airframe (5T)50.00.05
Electronic controls70.00.0250.025
TL-6 Flight avionics0.10.010.05
30km radio20.00.0010.00025
2 * PIR viewer2.00.00020.002
0.625MW Gas turbine1250.00.00625
MTR rotor assembly (5.0 T/lift; folding)281.250.005625
0.04MW ImpIC APU100.0[0.04]0.0002
2 open crewstations200.00.001
2 crew[200.0]
12 passanger seats240.00.0012
12 passangers[1200.0]
2 * flexi mount20.00.0002
2 * LMG11.00.0024
4000 rounds[120.0]
HCD (2 hours)[395.0]
Cargo[650.0]
Totals:4999.35[0.0038]0.144925


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