Aerospatiale Alouette II


Aerospatiale Alouette II

Light helicopter designed by Sud Aviation (later Aerospatiale). The Alouette II was the first production helicopter to use a gas turbine instead of a conventional heavier piston engine

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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.


Engine: 1 x Safran (Turbomeca) Artouste IIC 329shp
Capacity: 1 + 4
Length: (m) 9.66
Height: (m) 2.75
Blades: 3
Rotor diam.: (m) 10.2
Disc area: (m2) 81.7
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 895     Max: 1600
Speed: (km/h)
Range: (km) 600
Ceiling: (m) 3200
Rate/Climb: (m/min) 250

Derivatives & Versions

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SE3130 Alouette II 1955 The Sud Aviation SE3130 Alouette II in British Army service (Alouette AH.2) was subsequently known as the SA313 derivative under Aerospatial ...
Alouette III 1959 Developed as the successor of the Alouette II, the Alouette III is a larger single-engine, light utility helicopter. First flew as the Sud-Aviati ...
SA313B Alouette II 1967 Same type as SE3130 only from 1967 given this name
SA318C Alouette II 1967
SA315B Lama 1969 In 1968, Sud-Aviation received a request of the Indian Air Force for a helicopter capable of operate in high altitude. Differences between the ...
SA315 Lama differs from the SA313 Alouette II principally in its single Turbomeca Artouste IIIb engine. Hover performance (in and out of gro ...

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