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IAR-317 "Airfox"

Light attack helicopter prototype built in Romania by IAR. Based on IAR-316B with new stepped two-seat armoured cockpit and external weapons points.

R.Simpson "Airlife's Helicopter and Rotorcraft", 1998

IAR-317 "Airfox"

Technical data for IAR-317

Crew: 2, engine: 1 x Turbomeca "Artouste" IIB rated at 640kW, main rotor diameter: 11.02m, fuselage length: 12.64m, height: 3.00m, take-off weight: 2200kg, cruising speed: 190km/h, hovering ceiling, OGE: 1520m, range: 525km, armament: 2 x 7.62mm machine-guns, 4 anti-tank missiles

matterjick, e-mail, 27.11.2010reply

From my experience...from mast to tail is allouette III

Manager R&D, e-mail, 04.10.2008reply

It could have been developed into a low cost attack platform, economical to operate and maintain. General support could be obtain from any Allouette helicopter operators.

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