aerospatiale alouette ii

SA315B Lama


1969

Model

  • aerospatiale SA315B Lama
In 1968, Sud-Aviation received a request of the Indian Air Force for a helicopter capable of operate in high altitude. Differences between the Alouette II includes three tail rotor blades, forward U/C dampers and strike guard over T/R drive shaft.

It was primarily built in India as HAL Cheetah and in Brazil as Helibras HB.315B Gaviao

On June 21, 1972 a Lama reach major altitude world record for an helicopter: 12.442 m ( ~ 41,000 ft )

It was the main rescue helicopter on both the asian Himalayas and southamerican Andes for decades, being succeeded from 1997 by the B3 variant of the Squirell

SA315 Lama differs from the SA313 Alouette II principally in its single Turbomeca Artouste IIIb engine. Hover performance (in and out of ground effect) was also improved by a factor of 5.


Model News

WWII plane rescue in the Andes Mountains, 21-Feb-00 : Argentine Lamas worked at 1947 plane crash site 2048 m (8,100 feet) high in the Andes Mountains to bring down remains of the Avro Lancastrian Star Dust missing for decades

Rescue at an altitude of 15,000 feet ( 4,500 m ), 30-Oct-99 : NEW DELHI, India - The Indian Air Force rescued 16 climbers trapped in the Himalayas in Bhutan due to heavy snow, United News of India (UNI) reported Friday.

Lama celebrates 30 Years, 15-Mar-99 : Marignane, France - On March 17, 1969 the SA315B Lama made its maiden flight. Three years later, on June 21, 1972, Jean Boulet reached an altitude of 12,442m, setting an outright world altitude record that remains unbeaten to this day.


Specifications

Engine: 1 x Turbomeca Artouste IIIB 543shp
Capacity: 1 + 4
Length: (m) 10.24
Height: (m) 3.1
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m) 11
Disc area: (m2) 95.38
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 1020     Max: 2300
Speed: (km/h)     Max: 192
Range: (km) 500
Ceiling: (m) 5400     Max: 12442
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 330
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Organisations

From Organisation with model SA315B Lama
1971
switzerland Air Glaciers SA
    1971/now
1973
argentina Fuerza Aerea Argentina
    13 1973/now
1974
usa Evergreen Helicopters
    1974/13
1975
argentina Comando de Aviacion de Ejercito Argentino
    6 1975/now
bolivia Fuerza Aerea Boliviana
    1975/??
chile Ejercito de Chile
    16 1975/09
ecuador Ejercito Ecuatoriano
    6 1975/now
1978
argentina Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina
    6 1978/10
brazil Helibras
    1978/now
iran sazemane khadamat helicopteri
    2 1978/now
1982
chile Fuerza Aerea de Chile
    7 1982/03
1983
norway Airlift AS
    2 1983/now
1985
switzerland HELOG
    1985/07
switzerland Heli Bernina AG
    3 1985/now
2005
italy Pellissier Helicopter
    1 2005/09
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mexico Gobierno de Mexico
switzerland Air Zermatt AG
Construction Numbers on database of SA315B Lama

115sa315b





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