Gear: MBB/Kawasaki BK117


MBB/Kawasaki BK117

Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Aircraft
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The MBB/Kawasaki BK117 is a twin-engined medium utility/transport helicopter. It was a joint development between MBB of Germany and Kawasaki of Japan. MBB became part of Eurocopter (itself part of EADS). The BK117 first flew in 1979 and since then almost 400 helicopters of this type have been built. Many variants of this type have been manufactured, both for the civilian and military markets. It is also commonly used as a rescue and EMS helicopter. The most modern version of this aircraft is the version called BK 117 C-2 which became the EC-145 when the MBB product line was adapted to Eurocopter. This is the successor of the BK 117. Many construction characteristics from the EC 135 helicopter have been used again in the EC 145. BK117 itself drew on previous designs, specifically the earlier Bölkow Bo 105. Kawasaki had previously made helicopters under license from Boeing Vertol, Bell Helicopters, and others (such as the Hughes H-6).

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    swatj10, Fri, 03 Aug 2007 20:50:09 UTC.
    1st review

    Rokford Health Systems/ RMH (REACT) has the BK in service @Rockford,IL this chopper is a great aircraft my sister whom was going through 2 highrisk pregnancies was air lifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital

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    gh6912, Sat, 15 Sep 2007 00:31:13 UTC.

    Great chopper. By the way the picture is not a BK117...Its a Eurocopter EC-145. Who ever posted this might want to change that. Just a ruged helicopter. Great for medical EMS opperations.

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    hnetwork, Mon, 17 Sep 2007 01:02:07 UTC.

    Great Rear load. A bit loud. Excellent AC!

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    jcormier1, Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:17:04 UTC.

    I worked on C-5 galaxy, C-130 Hercules, and B-52 Stratofortress while I was in the military, and I always wanted to work on or be around helicopters. Pretty sweet!

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    vutran, Sun, 04 Nov 2007 14:52:56 UTC.

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    thescottbeushow, Mon, 15 Sep 2008 09:48:43 UTC.


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    sirenlights2634, Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:12:58 UTC.

    nice helicopter.

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