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Encyclopedia > Turbomeca TM333

The Turboméca TM 333 is a turboshaft engine designed for 5 to 6-ton-class helicopters. It was originally intended to power Eurocopter's twin-engine Dauphin and Panther helicopters. The TM 333 found its first commercial application on the HAL Dhruv. The TM 333 2B2 develops 825 kW at takeoff, with growth potential to 900 kW for subsequent versions. The TM 333 2B2 is the sole production engine used on the Dhruv. Several hundred engines have been ordered, with deliveries in progress. Founded in 1938, Turbomeca is one of the leading manufacturers of low and medium-power gas turbine for helicopters. ... Schematic diagram showing the operation of a simplified turboshaft engine. ... The Eurocopter Group is a global helicopter manufacturing and support company formed in 1992 from the merger of the helicopter divisions of French Aérospatiale and German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA). ... The Eurocopter Dauphin (Dolphin) is a medium-weight multipurpose twin-engine helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter (originally by Aérospatiale). ... The Panther helicopter of the Cassard frigate transferring a light load to the Meuse Maneuvering of a Panther helicopter on the Cassard frigate The Eurocopter Panther is the military version of the Eurocopter Dauphin medium-weight multipurpose twin-engine helicopter and is manufactured by Eurocopter (originally by Aérospatiale). ... The HAL Dhruv (Sanskrit:Pole Star) is a multi-role advanced helicopter made by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). ...



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