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. First flight was March 12, 1955. More than 1300 were built until 1975

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Engine: 1 x Safran (Turbomeca) Artouste IIC 329 shp
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 ...
From 1967, redesignated as SA313B
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 ...
SA318C Alouette II 1967 Originally designated SE3180 has the strengthened transmission system of the Alouette III and powered by a Turbomeca Astazou IIA of 550 shp
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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