Type: Military versions of S-76B & S-76C, which are twin-turbine helicopters.
Both of these helicopters have multi-role capabilities, such as, but not limited to troop transport, gunship, observation, ambulance, and other uses. The helicopters have been fitted with heavy doors and armored plating, as well as gun mounts at the doors. The power plant consists of two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-36A turboshafts at 661kW (887shp). These helicopters have been tested with many weapons including a Giat 20mm cannon pod, 7.62mm and 12.7mm machine guns, VS-MD-H mine dispenser, and 70mm rockets. The H-76 Eagle is also capable of carrying 16 AAMs or 8AAMs with 2 cannon pods. During a typical mission though, these helicopters have one 7.62mm machine gun, a FH Herstal or a Maramount M600 machine gun. Also by using a MPPS, which is installed on the cabin floor, enables for carrying and deploying 1.62mm, half-inch machine guns, 2.75 or 5-inch rocket pods, Mk66 2.75inch rockets, Oerlikon 68mm rockets, mine, Hellfire missiles, TOW, Sea Skua, Stinger missiles, and Mk46 torpedoes. The Sikorsky H-76 and the S-76N helicopters can be filled with just about any weapon any helicopters are capable of, and most things have been tested. These helicopters also much use of the latest technology, and have even been tested with the fantail to be on the used on the RAH-66 Comanche, the newest attack helicopter. Both of the helicopters are truly all around combat fighters, and one should think twice before messing with one.
The first flight of the H-76 Eagle was in February 1985. In early 1987, a four-station weapon station was added. The S-76B was initiated in October 1983 and the first flight was June 22 1984. The H-76 and S-76N are the military and Navy developments of the S-76B.
L: 16m (52’ 6’’) MCS: 145kt (269km/h, 166mph)
H: 4.41m (14’ 5.75”) MSL: 155kt (287km/h, 178mph)
WO: N/A SC: 3,932m (12,90