Imperial Syllixian Empire
SPH-05A3M2 'Hyena' Fast Attack Helicopter
The Belli SPH-05A3M2 is an Syllixian twin-engine attack helicopter, based on the SPH-05A2M1 Jackal, that was developed for the Syllixian Armed Forces as part of the combat helicopter upgrade program. The SPH-05A3M2 features a four-blade, bearingless, composite main rotor system, uprated transmission, and a new target sighting system.
- Crew : 1
- Length : 9.7 Meters
- Width : 8 Meters
- Height : 3.5 Meters
- Powerplant : x2 HE-07A3, 1.340 kW each
- Range : 800 km
- Combat radius : 300 km
- Arnaments : • Guns: 1 x 20mm autocannon (800 round ammo capacity)
• Hardpoints: up to 6 pylon stations on stub wing
• Rockets: 70mm APKWS rockets mounted in 7 shot or 19 shot launchers, up to 76 unguided or 28 guided rockets total.
• Mega Arnaments AA-12 air-to-air missiles - mounted on each wing tip station (total of 2)
• Mega Arnaments AG-03A3 air-to-surface missiles - up to 16 missiles in four 4-round missile launchers, two on each wing
The ASPH-05A3M2 incorporates new rotor technology with upgraded military avionics, weapons systems, and electro-optical sensors in an integrated weapons platform. It has improved survivability and can find targets at longer ranges and attack them with precision weapons.
The SPH-05A3M2's new bearingless, hingeless rotor system has 75% fewer parts than that of four-bladed articulated systems. The blades are made of composites, which have an increased ballistic survivability, and there is a semiautomatic folding system for storage aboard amphibious assault ships. Its two redesigned wing stubs are longer, with each adding a wingtip station for a missile such as the AA-12. Each wing has two other stations for 2.75-inch (70 mm) rocket pods, or AG-03A3 quad missile launchers. The fire control radar can also be mounted on a wingtip station.
The integrated avionics system (IAS) has been developed by Syllixian Institute of Technology. The system includes two mission computers and an automatic flight control system. Each crew station has two 8×6-inch multifunction liquid crystal displays (LCD) and one 4.2×4.2-inch dual function LCD. The communications suite combines integrated radio, UHF/VHF, COMSEC and modem in a single unit. The navigation suite includes an embedded GPS inertial navigation system (EGI), a digital map system and Meggitt's low-airspeed air data subsystem, which allows weapons delivery when hovering.
The crew are equipped with the Thales "Top Owl" helmet-mounted sight and display system. The Top Owl has a 24-hour day/night capability and a binocular display with a 40° field of view. Its visor projection provides forward looking infrared (FLIR) or video imagery. The SPH-05A3M2 has survivability equipment including the Hover Infrared Suppression System (HIRSS) to cover engine exhausts, countermeasure dispensers, radar warning, incoming/on-way missile warning, and on-fuselage laser spot warning systems.
The Target Sight System (TSS) incorporates a third-generation FLIR sensor. The TSS provides target sighting in day, night, or adverse weather conditions. The system has various view modes and can track with FLIR or by TV.
AG1 : Enable firing mode, roll and pitch to control chin mounted MG, after enabling AG 1 disable AG8
AG8 : engine control, disable to shut down engines, or upon enabling firing mode
VTOL : propeller pitch collective
V : Countermeasures
(pilot not included)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.388
- Wing Loading 204.4lbs/ft2 (997.9kg/m2)
- Wing Area 34.6ft2 (3.2m2)
- Drag Points 3700
- Number of Parts 167
- Control Surfaces 0