Condor Helicopter Project

The Condor is a heavy-lift helicopter designed for troop or supply transportation in bulk, such as resupplying ships at sea. It is the backbone to Utania's Caiman marine-to-land ships.
The Condor is a joint development between the Zartanian and Utanian governments, and both nations have manufacturing facilities. However, helicopters are not widely employed in the Empire, leaving Utania the main user of the Condor.
The Condor is a multi-purpose, heavy-lift helicopter with little armour and low combat capability but with a large capacity and heavy lifting power that makes it the soaring workhorse of the Army and Navy.
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The jointly-developed Utanian-Zartanian Condor transport helicopter is the heavy-lift workhorse of the Utanian Navy and Army. With an infantry capacity of 44, ambulance capacity for 24 stretchers, and lifting capacity of 13.9 tonnes, the Condor is the ultimate transportation helicopter.

The Condor is a twin-turbine, tandem-rotor helicopter, the only one of its kind on Vexillium. With robust design, speeds of up to 265 km/h and range 426 km fully-loaded, the Condor can carry almost 14 tonnes large distances quickly, providing substantial benefits over road-based resupply methods.

The Condor is also an all-weather, day/night, night vision goggle transport of combat troops, supplies, and equipment during amphibious and subsequent operations ashore, and is therefore one of the the main helicopters aboard the Utanian Caiman warship.

The Utanian government initiated the Condor Project in cooperation with the Zartanian Government and her military suppliers with the core objective to provide a high-lift helicopter for ship-to-shore operations aboard the Caimans, plus to provide rapid troop deployment for the Army's 4th "Rapid Response" Division.

The Condor, with its troop carrying and heavy lift capabilities, can deploy an entire platoon, or can carry a Scorpion APC to battle. With the Caiman's humanitarian mission purpose, the Condors will be able to carry 13,900 litres of fresh water, or pre-prepared meals for up to 20,000 persons.

The Condor is undeniably one of the core units to Utanian forces, and provides the lowest cost-to-carrying capacity in the world market.

The Utanian government originally ordered 100 largely Zartanian-built Condors at a cost of Û3 billion, and has replicated manufacturing facilities in Utania. However, with cost reductions in the Utanian military, to date, UMAC is presently providing only ten Condors per year.

There is a ZC1,500,000 royalty owed to Zartania's government for each Utanian-built Condor exported.
Year Target Compl. Cost ea.
301ap 50 50 Û30m *
302ap 50 50 Û30m *
* Under contract with Zartanian suppliers
303ap 3 3 Û25m
304ap 10 10 Û25m
305ap 10 - Proj. Û22m
306ap 10 - Proj. Û20m
307ap 10 - Proj. Û20m
308ap - - -
TOTAL 133 113 ~Û3,945 m
Technical specifications:

Dimensions:
Length (rotors unfold):   30 m
Length (body):   13.8 m
Width (body):   4.5 m
Height:   5.8 m
Weight (self):   10.6 tonnes
Weight (max):   22.68 tonnes
Power and Speed:
Max ext. load:   13,900 kg
Climb-rate (loaded):   7.73 m/s
Speed (loaded):   265 km/h
Range (loaded):   426 km
Crew and systems:
Crew:   2 pilots; crew chief; mechanic or 2 gunners
Capacity:   44 seated, 24 stretchers
Possible armaments:   Two 7.62mm side-mounted machine guns
Cost:
The first order of 100 Condor Helicopters largely manufactured in the Greater Zartanian Empire was costed for 1.5 billion Zartanian Crowns, an average of Û30 million each. Since then, manufacturing facilities have been moved to Utania, and costs have been reduced to a projected Û20 million.
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This design is entirely borrowed from the Boeing CH-47 "Chinook" helicopter, with a few minor modifications, in case anyone was thinking of poaching me to commence a career in helicopter design engineering.  ;-)