The NHI NH-90 TTH is a sophisticated tactical transport helicopter developed by the European NHIndustries. The NH90 is in service in several countries, including Italy and Germany with many others set to begin operating the helicopter.
The NH-90 TTH's primary role is that of tactical transport ie moving troops and supplies around. It can also be configured for more specialist roles such as Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR).
The NH-90 features a 4-bladed main rotor with blades made from composite materials and the hub from titanium and a 4-bladed tail rotor assembly. The helicopter is powered by 2 Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca RRTM322-01/9, or two General Electric/Fiat Avio T700/T6E1 turbo-shaft engines.
Up to 20 troops or 12 stretchers can be carried in the NH-90's cabin. Small tactical vehicles such Supacat ATMPs can be carried, with access via a hydraulic rear ramp. Up to 2500kg of cargo can be carried onboard.
The landing gear, cabin and crew seats are designed to be crash resistant. Elements such as the fuel system are designed to be crushable or to absorb impact without affecting the cockpit or cabin.
The Nh-90 is a 100% fly-by-wire system ie all flight controls are relayed via electronic means, with no mechanical backup. A series of flight aids to the pilot help keep the NH-90 stable whilst in flight.
A range of sophisticated avionics are fitted to the NH-90. These include aircraft management systems for monitoring the helicopter's systems, communications and navigation. Mission management systems assist the crew in making on-the-fly tactical decisions. The TTH features 4 multi-function displays. The NH-90's cockpit is compatible with night vision goggles.
NH-90 TTH Specifications
The NH-90 features a forward looking infrared (FLIR) pod mounted in the chin
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