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MH-3R Valerian

(Little Bird)

MH-3R Zanheed
Type Light Observation Helicopter

Air interdiction

Forward air control

Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction

Place of origin DC Flag Armed Republic of Dvinmiste Capia
Service history
In service 2029-Present
Used by DC Flag Armed Republic of Dvinmiste Capia
Production history
Designer Khirkash Company
Manufacturer Khirkash Company
Unit cost $2 million per unit
Produced 2029-Present
Variants 10
Specifications
Weight Empty: 1,591 lb (722 kg)

Useful load: 1,509 lb (684 kg)

Max. takeoff: 3,100 lb (1,406 kg)

Length 32.6 ft (9.80 m)
Height 9.8 ft (3.0 m)
Crew 2

Primary
armament
Guns:
  • 1× 30 mm (1.18 in) M230 Chain Gun; or
  • 2× 12.7×99mm (.50 BMG) GAU-19; or
  • 2× 7.62×51mm NATO M134 Minigun
Secondary
armament
Rockets:
  • 2× LAU-68D/A 7-tubes rocket pods firing 2.75 in (70 mm) Hydra 70 rocket projectiles

Missiles:

  • Anti-tank guided missile: 2× AGM-114 Hellfire
  • Anti-air missile: 2× FIM-92 Stinger for self-defense
Engine x1 2 × Klimov RD-33MK afterburning turbofans
88.3 kN (19,800 lbf) each
Fuel capacity 62 US gal (242 L) or 403 lb (183 kg)
Operational range 232 nmi (430 km, 267 mi) at 5,000 ft
Speed Maximum speed: 152 knots (175 mph, 282 km/h)

Cruise speed: 135 knots (155 mph, 250 km/h)

The Khirkash MH-3R Valerian (nicknamed Little Bird), and its attack variant A/MH-6X, are light helicopters used for special operations in the Dvinmiste Capia Army. They are fast, cheap, reliable, and can pepper the enemy with their miniguns. They usually work in packs in the battlefield. Occasionally, a squadron of five Valerians, headed by a red "squad leader" copter, will fly in a line and make strafing runs at the enemy.

VariantsEdit

  • AH-6C
  • EH-6E
  • MH-6E
  • AH-6F
  • AH-6G
  • MH-6H
  • AH/MH-6J
  • AH/MH-6M
  • A/MH-6X
  • KUS-VH


General characteristicsEdit

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: up to 6 passengers for MH-6s
  • Length: 32.6 ft (9.80 m)
  • Rotor diameter: 27.4 ft (8.30 m)
  • Height: 9.8 ft (3.0 m)
  • Empty weight: 1,591 lb (722 kg)
  • Useful load: 1,509 lb (684 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 3,100 lb (1,406 kg)
  • Fuselage Length: 24.6 ft (7.50 m)
  • Fuselage Width: 4.6 ft (1.4 m)
  • Rotor systems: 5 blades on main rotor, 2 blades on tail rotor
  • Useful fuel capacity: 62 US gal (242 L) or 403 lb (183 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Allison T63-A-5A or T63-A-700 turboshaft, 425 shp (317 kW)  takeoff power (derated); 375 shp (280 kW) continuous power

Performance

Armament

The armed variant is equipped with a lightweight universal mounting platform which can accommodate two M134 miniguns, two M260 7-shot Hydra 70 rocket pods. Alternately, the AH-6 can be armed with Hellfire anti-tank missiles, air-to-air Stingers, Mk-19 40 mm automatic grenade launchers, or .50 caliber machine guns.
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