Fiat 7002

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Model 7002
Role General-purpose helicopter
Manufacturer Fiat Aviazione
First flight 26 January 1961
Number built 1

The Fiat Model 7002 was a 1960s Italian general-purpose helicopter with a tip-jet driven rotor built by Fiat Aviazione. Only one aircraft was built.

Development[edit]

In the early 1960s, under an Italian government contract, Fiat Aviazione designed the Model 7002, a medium-capacity transport helicopter. It had an unusually-shaped fuselage made from light-alloy sheets to provide accommodation for two crew and up to five passengers. The fuselage was mounted on a skid landing gear and the fuselage had a simple tailboom with a tail rotor. A two-blade main rotor was mounted above the fuselage, with the rotor driven by compressed air propulsion nozzles at the blade-tips. The compressed air was generated by a Fiat 4700 turbo gas generator located in the rear fuselage. The prototype helicopter first flew on 26 January 1961 but no production aircraft were built.

Specifications[edit]

Data from Flight

General characteristics

  • Crew: two
  • Capacity: five passengers
  • Length: 6.55 m (21 ft 5¾ in)
  • Main rotor diameter: × 12 m (39 ft 4¼ in)
  • Height: 2.98 m (9 ft 9¼ in)
  • Main rotor area: 113.10 m2 (1,217.44 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 675 kg (1,488 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,400 kg (3,086 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Fiat 4700 Turbo-generator, 404 kW (542 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph)
  • Range: 300 km (186 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 3,400 m (11,160 ft)

Armament

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  • "Fiat's New Helicopter". Flight, 24 January 1958, p. 110.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985), 1985, Orbis Publishing