Eurocopter Tiger

ICAO aircraft code TIGR
Manufacturer Eurocopter
Country France
New price USD 44 million (2012)

The Eurocopter Tiger is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter which first entered service in 2003.


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Eurocopter Tiger specifications


ICAO aircraft code
2003 - Present
New purchase price
USD 44 million (2012)

Aircraft performance

Thales Avionics
2× Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca/MTU MTR390
1,303 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
170 Kts
315 Km/h
Travel range:
432 Nm
800 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.22 Nm / gallon
0.597 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
13,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
2110 feet / minute
10.72meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
6,000 Kg
13,228 lbs
Max Payload:
1,649 Kg
3,635 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
355 gallon
1,345 liter

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About the Eurocopter Tiger

The Eurocopter Tiger is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter which first entered service in 2003. It is manufactured by Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter), the successor company to Aérospatiale’s and DASA’s respective helicopter divisions, which designate it as the EC665. Following their languages, in Germany it is known as the Tiger; in France and Spain it is called the Tigre.

Development of the Tiger started during the Cold War, and it was initially intended as an anti-tank helicopter platform to be used against a Soviet ground invasion of Western Europe. During its prolonged development period the Soviet Union collapsed, but France and Germany chose to proceed with the Tiger, developing it instead as a multirole attack helicopter. It achieved operational readiness in 2008.

The Tiger has the distinction of being the first all-composite helicopter developed in Europe; even the earliest models also incorporate other advanced features such as a glass cockpit, stealth technology, and high agility to increase its survivability. Improved variants have since entered service, outfitted with more powerful engines and compatible with a wider range of weapons. Since the type’s introduction to service, Tigers have been used in combat in Afghanistan, Libya, and Mali.

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