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McDonnell Douglas MD 540F helicopter

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Picture MD540F
General
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Type MD 540F
Introduced 1/1/2013
In production? No
Units produced 0
Price US $ 0.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 0 ft
Length 0 ft
Height 0 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description

The MD540F is a light, multi-mission helicopter designed and manufactured by McDonnel Douglas.

The MD540F is a version of the MD500 Defender, which is in turn based on the MD 500 civilian light helicopter. To be even more specific, the MD540F is an upgraded version of the MD530F.

The MD540F is explicitly designed to replace the US Army’s OH-58D Kiowa scout helicopters. It submitted the MD450F to the US Army Armed Aerial Scout program. The program was however ended in 2013.

These upgrades include a 6-bladed composite rotor system, tougher landing skids and an integrated digital glass cockpit. The tougher skids enabled heavier landing and take-off weights.

The digital cockpit provides many advanced pilot systems. These include multi-function color displays, a pilot helmet HUD, head tracking and a coupled FLIR camera and laser-designator. All of which make for a deadly military craft.

In terms of weaponry the MD540F comes with several options. These include Hydra 70mm rockets, laser-guided rockets, the highly successful Hellfire missiles, a 7.62mm minigun and a 50-caliber machine gun.

The MD540F is powered by an upgraded Rolls-Royce 250-C30HU turboshaft engine, which gives it an impressive 4000-pound maximum takeoff weight. An incredible 900-pound improvement over the MD530F.

Despite attempts by Boeing to block sales of the MD540F due to intellectual rights issues, a court ruled that McDonnel Douglas was free to sell the helicopter and despite the Aerial Scout program ending, the company is pushing forward with the helicopter. It is unclear if the competition to replace the OH-58D will ever happen, but FAA certification for a commercial variant was pursued in late 2015. Sales to foreign militaries are also on the cards.

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Design features
  • Digital cockpit
  • Composite rotor blades
  • Helmet Display Tracking System
  • Rugged landing skid
Description

The MD540F is a light, multi-mission helicopter designed and manufactured by McDonnel Douglas.

The MD540F is a version of the MD500 Defender, which is in turn based on the MD 500 civilian light helicopter. To be even more specific, the MD540F is an upgraded version of the MD530F.

The MD540F is explicitly designed to replace the US Army’s OH-58D Kiowa scout helicopters. It submitted the MD450F to the US Army Armed Aerial Scout program. The program was however ended in 2013.

These upgrades include a 6-bladed composite rotor system, tougher landing skids and an integrated digital glass cockpit. The tougher skids enabled heavier landing and take-off weights.

The digital cockpit provides many advanced pilot systems. These include multi-function color displays, a pilot helmet HUD, head tracking and a coupled FLIR camera and laser-designator. All of which make for a deadly military craft.

In terms of weaponry the MD540F comes with several options. These include Hydra 70mm rockets, laser-guided rockets, the highly successful Hellfire missiles, a 7.62mm minigun and a 50-caliber machine gun.

The MD540F is powered by an upgraded Rolls-Royce 250-C30HU turboshaft engine, which gives it an impressive 4000-pound maximum takeoff weight. An incredible 900-pound improvement over the MD530F.

Despite attempts by Boeing to block sales of the MD540F due to intellectual rights issues, a court ruled that McDonnel Douglas was free to sell the helicopter and despite the Aerial Scout program ending, the company is pushing forward with the helicopter. It is unclear if the competition to replace the OH-58D will ever happen, but FAA certification for a commercial variant was pursued in late 2015. Sales to foreign militaries are also on the cards.

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Design features:
  • Digital cockpit
  • Composite rotor blades
  • Helmet Display Tracking System
  • Rugged landing skid
Performance
Persons 0
Max. Range 0 mi
Cruise Speed 0 mph
Max. Speed 0 mph
Max. rate of Climb 0 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 0 ft
Gross Weight 3000 lb
Empty Weigt 0 lb
Useful Load 0 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 0 gallons
Number of Engines 1
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Rolls-Royce Model M250-C30HU
Horse Power 650
Rotorhead Fully articulated
Number of rotorblades 6
Rotor Diameter 0 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 2
Tailrotor Diameter 0 ft
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