|Hornet Attack Helicopter|
|Height:||4.5m with mast|
|Max. Takeoff Weight:||6,000 kg|
|Propulsion:||2x Naro MTR turboshafts, 882 kW|
|Maximum Speed:||300 km/h|
|Range:||800 km combat|
|Armament:|| 1x 30mm autocannon in chin turret|
4x weapons hardpoints:
*4x20mm MGs or
*44x unguided rockets in two pods or
*8x "Phoenix" AGMs
*4x "Stormdancer" AGMs or
*24x unguided rockets in two pods.
The Hornet is one of the more conventional helicopters produced by Nemanda TanuMarut (Nemanda Rotorcraft). It fills the same attack helicopter niche that the Agusta Mangusta and Bell SuperCobra occupy: a medium attack helicopter with some anti-tank capacity, but no troop transporting ability at all. In performance, it is similar to the Eurocopter Tiger.
The NTM-5 is essentially an updated version of the older NTM-2 "Wasp" helicopter, which has a very similar appearance. With the numerous upgrades, though, a new class number was deemed reasonable, and the NH-2L, as it was known in development, entered service as the NTM-5. Part of the rationale behind this was connected to the development process. Waris Aerospace and Nemanda TanuMarut were in competition for the new NTM-5 attack helicopter. At the time, cost was a major factor in procurement, and Nemanda won the bid with its cheaper upgraded NH-2. However, the NTM-5 designation was kept.
In keeping with its origins as the "Wasp" attack helicopter, however, the NTM-5 was named the "Hornet".
A variant of the Hornet, the NTM-5C, has wheels fitted instead of the skid landing gear, and a folding rotor mechanism to improve stowage on carriers, allowing the Hornet to be flown from aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships of the INF.