Indonesian Aerospace Gandiwa light attack helicopter

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Indonesian Aerospace Gandiwa light attack helicopter.

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-Edited, as the first photo actuall showed the KAI KAH, as pointed out by CostasTT -

On the new model, I'm just wondering at the position of the landing gear, that is considerable different to
the drawing in the background, where the main gear legs are located just in front of the sponson, whereas
on this model, they are at the nose ...
 

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The first photo you posted shows the South Korean attack helicopter (KAH), based on the KAI Surion airframe.
The Indonesian concept looks to me like a cross between an Apache and a Cobra. The tail is clearly influenced by the Bell Model 412, built in Indonesia as the NB-412HP.
 

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You're right, my fault, took those site for granted and had only the KMH still in mind.
On the photo of the model posted by Triton, the whole landing gear seems to have been moved
forward, as the tail wheel isn't visible, because it's hidden by the stub wing, but it's visible on
another photo (taken from a different angle) on http://strategi-militer.blogspot.com/2012/07/helikopter-dirgantara-combat-helicopter.html,
and that's for sure the Gandiva ! :-[
 

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Interesting... They Chose T-400 Engines instead of T-700 Engines. Any More Information Which Radar and avionics Is going to Be used in it?
Ardavan :)
 

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I wonder if the Gandiwa is related to the Indonesian Aerospace Bumblebee-001 assault helicopter project?

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11639.msg111110.html#msg111110

I cannot find a reference to the meaning of Gandiwa.
 

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The site linked by fightingirish seems to indicate a relation of the Bumblebee to the MBB Bo 105,
whereas the Gandiwa is said to be based on the Bell 412. So, MTOW of the Gandiwa quite probably
is much higher.
 

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Gandiwa/Gandiva refers to the bow of Arjuna from the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
 

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Source:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1060129&page=27
 

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