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SA316 / SA319 Alouette III Light Utility Helicopter

Crew

Two

Passenger Capacity

Five

Maiden Flight

February 1959

Introduced

1960

Numbers Built

2,043

Length

10.03m

Height

3.09m

Main Rotor Diameter

11.02m

Tail Rotor Diameter

1.91m

Main Rotor Area

95.38m²

Empty Weight

1,108kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

2,200kg

Type

Turbomeca Artouste IIIB turboshaft engine

Number of Engines

One

Power Capacity

649kW

Maximum Speed

210km/h

Cruise Speed

185km/h

Range

540km

Service Ceiling

3,200m

Rate of Climb

4.3m/s

Missiles

4 x AS11 anti-tank missiles

Torpedoes

2 x Mk44 Torpedoes

Cannons

1 x 20mm cannon fixed to left-side of fuselage

Guns

1 x 7.62mm machine gun (mounted on tripod in right-side doorway)

Manufacturer

Aerospatiale

Operators

French Armed Forces, Indian Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Army Aviation Corps and Lebanese Air Force

Engines

Turbomeca
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