BELL 212

The Bell 212 is a two-blade, twin-engine, helicopter. Manufactured by Bell Helicopter, the 212 was originally developed for military forces in Canada. The Canadian Forces took delivery of them back in the 1970s . The US military has also ordered Bell 212s under the designation UH-1N. The 212 can carry an external load of up to 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) can be carried. Its main rotor is powered by two coupled power turbines driving a common gearbox. They are capable of producing up to 1,800 shp (1,342 kW). One single engine can deliver 900 shp (671 kW) for 30 minutes, or 765 shp (571 kW) continuously, enabling the 212 to maintain cruise performance at maximum weight.