|IRGC Shahed 274|
Development of the Shahed 274 helicopter is reported to have been undertaken by the Pasdaran, or Revolutionary Guards. The organisation may also be responsible for a new transport helicopter.
IRGC SHAHED 274
TYPE: light utility helicopter.
PROGRAMME: Sponsored (as X-5) by the Institute ol Industrial Research and Development of the IRGC; reportedly due to have made its first flight in 1997. First aircraft (71-832) handed over to IRGC 16 September 1999. International public debut, in Tehran, 30 December 2000. At least two more (74-001 and -002) in service by end of 2001. Further public appearance in air show on Kish Island, October/ November 2002. Current status uncertain.
CUSTOMERS: Total of 20 (other sources suggest 30) were reportedly planned to be built by end of 2004.
DESIGN FEATURES: Two-blade main and tail rotors; fully enclosed cabin and tailboom; upper and lower vertical fins. Intended applications include observation, rescue and light cargo-carrying.
LANDING GEAR: Twin-skid type.
POWER PLANT: One 313kW Roils-Royce 250-C20B turboshaft.
ACCOMMODATION: Seats for five persons including pilot. Forward-opening crew door and passenger door each side; baggage door aft of latter on port side.
Jane's All the World's Aircraft, 2004-2005