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by The United Prefectures of Noronica. . 177 reads.

H192 Elk Heavy Utility Helicopter

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[floatright][box][center][background-block=#dcdfe1][b]H192 Elk Heavy Utility Helicopter[/b][/background-block][/center]

[b]Type[/b]: Heavy Utility

[b]Place of origin[/b]: [nation=short]Noronica[/nation]

[b]Manufactured by[/b]: 
- [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=737409]Hunter Defence Systems[/url]

[b]Unit cost[/b]: $50,000,000

[center][background-block=#dcdfe1][b]Specifications[/b][/background-block][/center]

[b]Crew[/b]: 4
[b]Length[/b]: 27.10 m
[b]Height[/b]: 5.37 m
[b]Rotor diameter[/b]: 17.31 m
[b]Empty weight[/b]: 9,185 kg
[b]Max. takeoff weight[/b]: 21,680 kg
[b]Capacity[/b]:
- 50 troops and equipment
- 10,886 kg of cargo
[b]Powerplant[/b]: 2  Quentin TS-16 turboshafts, 2,800 kW

[b]Maximum speed[/b]: 295 km/h
[b]Range[/b]: 720 km
[b]Service ceiling[/b]: 5,600 m

[b]Armaments[/b]:
- 2  M134 Miniguns
- 1  M60 machine gun
- Torpedoes (underneath fuselage)

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[size=200][b]H192 Elk Heavy Utility Helicopter[/b][/size]
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[size=150][b]Overview[/b][/size]

The [b]H192 Elk Heavy Utility Helicopter[/b] is a tandem rotor heavy-lift support helicopter used for military transport operations based on the older Gwynon medium-lift helicopter. Produced by Noronica by [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=737409]Hunter Defence Systems[/url], it is designed for heavy-lift and utility operations and it is specifically designed to be used in all branches of the armed forces. The H192 is the result of the redesign and modernisation of the 1971 Gwynon Medium-lift Helicopter, with upgraded high-tech avionics, a modernisation of the airframe, addition of modern weapon systems, and upgraded engines, transmission and rotor blades. The helicopter currently has an empty weight of 10,185 kg and a maximum weight of 21,680 kg, is 27.10 metres long, 5.37 metres tall and has a rotor diameter of 17.31 metres.
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[size=150][b]Design[/b][/size]
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[center][b]Gwynon Heavy-lift (c. 1973)[/b][/center][/box][/floatleft]
The Gwynon was a Noronnican Heavy-lift helicopter of the 1970's made after the development of the Nolon Medium-lift helicopter several years prior. The front undercarriage was unusually tall as it was designed to give enough space for loading torpedoes underneath the fuselage, which left the main passenger door 1.2 metres above the ground. The engines were placed at either end of the cabin. To allow for access to the cabin from the cockpit there was a very small entry past the engine that resulted in a bulge on the left side of the helicopter. The Department for Defence asked for the helicopter to be light, but not so much that it was frail. The thin design allowed for operation on rough surfaces and the front wheels gave good manoeuvrability on the ground.

The H192 Elk program was announced by the Department for Defence in 2002 to produce a heavy-utility helicopter to be used by all branches of the armed forces. The Department for Defence awarded the contract to [url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=737409]Hunter Defence Systems[/url] who decided to redesign the earlier Gwynon heavy-utility Helicopter.

The H192 Elk has several key improvements over the original Gwynon helicopter as part of the Department for Defence's requirements. Improvements include upgraded engines, composite rotor blades, a redesigned cockpit to reduce pilot workload, improved and redundant electrical systems, an advanced flight control system and improved avionics. It is fitted with new digital flight deck avionics, comprising of new multifunction displays, a digital moving map display and an electronic flight bag, installation of a nose-mounted FLIR detector, and the engines have been vastly upgraded. The helicopter is, like the Gwynon, able to carry torpedoes under the fuselage in naval operations.
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[center][size=130][b]Operators[/b][/size][/center]
[table][tr][td]Nation[/td][td]Military[/td][td]Amount[/td][/tr]

[tr][td][nation=short]Noronica[/nation][/td][td][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=715203]United Noronnican Army[/url][/td][td]76[/td][/tr]

[tr][td][nation=short]Albion Invicta[/nation][/td][td][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=albion_invicta/detail=factbook/id=839859]Albion Air Force[/url][/td][td]64[/td][/tr]

[tr][td][nation=short]The_Trultin_Isles[/nation][/td][td][url=https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=870994]The Trultin Isles Land Defense Force[/url][/td][td]6[/td][/tr]

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[center][i]~ Thanks to [nation=short]Albion Invicta[/nation] for the line drawing ~[/i][/center]

The United Prefectures of Noronica

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