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Encyclopedia - MBB BO 105

Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm from Munich, Germany developed the MBB BO-105, and was produced under license by PADC in the Phillipines.

The BO-105 was developed as a twin engine multi-role helicopter for all weather conditions. Today the BO-105 serves widely in the EMS environment where the rear loading and the high set engines are ideal for receiving stretchers.

The specialised rotor design developed in co-operation with Aérospatiale makes the BO-105 especially nimble and allows for some aerobatic capability. The BO-105 is used by the RedBull Aerobatics team.

A wide-body variant was also produced, the BO-106 offered seating for 7 instead of the 4 hat the BO-105 offers.

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Number Of Engines : Two
Powerplant type : Allison 250-C20B turboshafts
Max Power Rating : 313kW (420shp)


Length, Rotors Turning : 11.86m (38ft 10.9m)
Height : 3.00m (9ft 10.1in)
Main Rotor Diameter : 9.84m (32ft 3.4in)
Main Rotor Disc Area : 76.05m2 (818sq ft)
Tail Rotor Diameter : 1.90m (6ft 2.8in)


Empty Weight : 1,673kg (3,688lb)
Max Take-off Weight : 2,400kg (5,291lb)
Max Useful Load : 691kg (1,523lb)

Landing Gear

Type : Fixed twin-skid landing gear
Skid Track : 2.53m (8ft 3.6in)


Max Speed At Sea Level : 130kt (241km/h; 150mph)
Maximum Range : 171nm (318km; 198mi)
Endurance : 2.1 hours
Initial Climb Rate : 1,930ft (588m) per minute
Service Ceiling : 14,000ft (4,267m)
Hover Out Of Ground Effect : 5,200ft (1,585m)

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