Following the death of Paul Schweizer, the founder and majority shareholder of the Schweizer Aircraft Corporation in August 2004, Schweizer became a subsidiary of Sikorsky.
Although never conceived as a military helicopter, twenty eight Schweizer 300's served with Swedish military forces from 1980 to 2002 in training and artillery spotting roles as the Hkp 5B. The picture above depicts G-ODNH cn 0112, a immaculate Schweizer 300cd (Schweizer 269C-1) produced in the year 2000.
Schweizer 300C Specification:
- Crew: Pilot and trainee or pilot and two passengers
- Height: 8.72 ft (2.65 m)
- Length: 30.83 ft (9.40 m)
- Fuselage length: 22.19 ft (6.76 m)
- Main rotor diameter: 26.83 ft (8.18 m)
- Tail rotor diameter: 4.25 ft (1.30 m)
- Empty weight: 1100 lb (499 kg)
- Maximum weight: 2050 lb (930 kg)
- Engine: Single 190 shp (141 kW) Textron Lycoming H10-360 D1A
- Maximum Speed at Sea Level: 95 knots (176 km/h)
- Maximum Endurance: 3.8 h (5.5 h with auxiliary fuel tank)
- Hover Ceiling: 10800 ft (3300 m)