The MD 500 MG defender is a military grade, multi-purpose helicopter with decent speed and agility. It can be used for both reconnaissance and combat missions. The Defender has a max payload of 2200 lbs and 12000 lbs of total operational weight.

MD Helicopters
United States
1976 to: Present
US$3.5 million
1x 1 × One Allison 250-C20B
420 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
117 knots
217 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
318 Nautical Miles
589 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
3.62 nautical mile / gallon
1.771 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
13,800 feet
Rate of Climb:
1700 feet / minute
8.64metre / second
Take Off Distance:
Landing Distance:
Max Take Off Weight:
1,361 Kg
3,000 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
454 Kg
1,001 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
63 gallon
238 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
5 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
Cabin Width:
Cabin Length:
Exterior Length:
9.38 metre - 30.77 feet
Tail height:
2.71 metre - 8.89 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
8.05 metre - 26.41 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets
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