BO105 C
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BO 105 C


2,400 kg flying upside down? A piece of cake for the BO 105. It’s the only helicopter fit for aerobatics to this day, with many more tricks up its sleeve. It was in 1963 that the MBB Company began toying with the idea of building a helicopter in the 2 tonne class. It was based on a fascinating idea that would revolutionise rotor systems and create a brand new type of aircraft.

In 1966 the first tests with a hingeless rotor system began successfully. As innovative materials were key, titanium was used for the main rotor and rotor blades were fitted with glassreinforced plastic. These blades are practically made for eternity and their extreme flexibility allowed the construction of a hinge-less rotor system. It was easier to maintain, kept vibration to a minimum and offered previously unknown manoeuvrability.

As the first light helicopter in the world, the BO 105 was fitted with two engines, dual hydraulics as well as dual electric supply. These innovations paved the way for aerobatics. The BO 105 is still the only helicopter that can perform the same manoeuvres as conventional planes. The maiden flight took place in February 1967, and two years later, the first BO 105 models were delivered to the German army.


By 1997, 1,425 models had been built and in 2001, production ceased. Today the BO 105 serves in 35 countries in civilian, military and paramilitary capacities. She is particularly suited to rescue missions and offshore duties. The two models that made it to the Flying Bulls in 2005 were built in 1974 and previously served as police helicopters.


Technical specifications

Blueprint32,3 ft / 9,8 m38,9 ft / 11,9 m9,9 ft / 3 m
Registration D-HSDM / D-HTDM
Manufacturer Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm GmbH (Airbus Helicopters)
Year of construction 1974
Serial Number S 126 / S 140
Power plant 2x Rolls-Royce 250-C20B
Power 2x 420 HP
Cruising speed 120 kts / 220 km/h
Max. speed 145 kts / 270 km/h
Service ceiling 17.000 ft / 5.182 kg
Max. endurance ca 2h 30min
Fuel capacity 570 liter
Fuel consumption approx. 200 l/h
Length Airframe 28,2 ft / 8,6 m
Diameter tail rotor 6,2 ft / 1,9 m
Empty weight 3.090 lbs / 1.402 kg
MTOW 5.290 lbs / 2.400 kg
Seats 1 Pilot / 4 Passengers
Specials First civil helicopter certified for Aerobatics

Impressions from the helicopter

Piloten & Events

27. - 28. Apr.

Den ve vzduchu Airshow

Plasy Airport / Plasy / Czech Republic

01. - 02. Jun.

Midlands Air Festival

Ragley Hall / Alcester / Warwickshire / UK

07. - 09. Jun.

Klassikwelt Bodensee

EDNY / Friedrichshafen / Germany


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