Eurocopter EC-665 Tiger HAP Aircraft Data
Photo ID 128868 by Kostas D. Pantios. France Army Eurocopter EC 665 Tiger HAP, 2025
The Eurocopter Tiger is an attack helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter. In 1984, the West German and French governments issued a requirement for an advanced multi-role battlefield helicopter. A joint venture consisting of MBB and Aérospatiale was subsequently chosen as the preferred supplier.

The Tiger HAP/HCP (Helicoptere d'Appui Protection / Helicopter for Close Protection) is a medium-weight air-to-air combat and fire support helicopter built for the French Army.
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • First Flight: Apr 1991
  • Initial Service Date: 2003
  • No. Built: 366
  • No. In Service: 40 (approx.)
  • No. of Hardpoints: 4
  • Crew: 2

Power:

2× Rolls-Royce/Turbomeca/MTU MTR390 turboshafts at 2,340 hp

Weapons:

Guns:
1x30mm GIAT 30 chin turret

Inner Hardpoints:
2x 20 mm (0.787 in) machine cannon pods
22× 68 mm (2.68 in) SNEB rocket pod
Outer Hardpoints:
2× Mistral air-to-air missiles
12× 68 mm (2.68 in) SNEB rocket pod

Dimensions:

Length: 46 ft. 2 in.
Rotor Length: 42 ft. 8 in.
Rotor Disc Area: 1,430 sq.ft
Height: 12 ft. 7 in.
Empty Weight: 6,750 lbs
Max. Weight: 13,000 lbs
Max. Payload: 3,870 lbs
Internal Fuel: 2,380 lbs

Performance:

Max. Speed: 196 mph
Cruise Speed: 181 mph
Service Ceiling: 13,000 ft.
Normal Range: 430 nm
Max. Range: 701 nm

Operators:

French Army

Random great photos of the Eurocopter EC-665 Tiger HAP:

Photo ID 146709 by Chris Albutt. France Army Eurocopter EC 665 Tiger HAP, 2019
Photo ID 206132 by Thomas Ziegler - Aviation-Media. France Army Eurocopter EC 665 Tiger HAP, 2018
Photo ID 128907 by Kostas D. Pantios. France Army Eurocopter EC 665 Tiger HAP, 2025
Photo ID 238355 by Montserrat Pin. Spain Army Eurocopter EC 665 Tiger HAP, HA 28 04
Photo ID 14580 by Chris Lofting. France Army Eurocopter EC 665 Tiger HAP, 2012
Photo ID 18819 by Pablo Rada. Spain Army Eurocopter EC 665 Tiger HAP, HA 28 02
More photos »