Pék H-98

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Pék H-98 Toad
Pék H-98 Toad of the Granzery Air Force
Role Medium utility helicopter
National origin  Granzery
Manufacturer Pék Rotorcraft
First flight 13 September 1978
Status In service
Primary user Granzery Air Force
Produced 1978–present
Number built 1,000+
Unit cost US$15.5 million
Developed from Pék H-80

The Pék H-98 is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-size utility helicopter developed and marketed by Pék Rotorcraft. It is a re-engined and more voluminous version of the original Pék H-80 Salamander. First flying in 1978, the Toad succeeded the Salamander as the main production model of the type in 1980.

Development[edit]

Origins[edit]

Production and improvements[edit]

Design[edit]

Operational history[edit]

  • T-98 – Initial prototype, based on H-80 Salamander airframe, first flew on 5 September 1977.
  • Pék 98MH – Commercial pre-production version.
  • H-98 – Military version.
  • H-98A – First military version.
  • H-98AH – Identical to the H-98 equipped with four unguided rocket pods on outrigger pylons and a 30mm frontal cannon.
  • H-98T – Military anti-submarine and anti-ship version.
  • H-99K Super Toad – Modernized version, fitted with Spheriflex rotor head and EFIS.
  • VH-101KT Battle Toad – Attack Helicopter version of the H-99K, fitting with a 20mm cannon and a VIPER missile quad pack. Production cancelled after introduction of Havrylyuk Hav-1 Attack Helicopter.
  • HT-101KF Super Sea Toad – Naval variant of the VH-101KT, mounting EHIR-77 Starcrash anti ship missiles or anti submarine sonobuoys, depth charges and anti-submarine missiles.

Operators[edit]

Specifications (H-98A)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 24 passengers plus attendant
  • Length: 16.79m (main body), 18.7m (with rotors turning) (55 ft 0½ in, 61 ft 5in)
  • Rotor diameter: 16.20 m (53 ft 1½ in)
  • Height: 4.97 m (16 ft 4 in)
  • Disc area: 206.12 m² (2,217 ft²)
  • Empty weight: 4,660 kg (10,274 lb)
  • Useful load: 4,490 kg (9,899 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 9,150 kg (20,172 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2× Pék 9K3M turboshaft, 1,376 kW (1,845 shp) each

Performance