Aérospatiale Alouette III

1st Flight 1959

The Aérospatiale Alouette III, company designations SA 316 and SA 319, is a single-engine light utility helicopter developed by French aircraft company Sud Aviation.

During its production life, it proved to be a relatively popular rotorcraft; including multiple licensed manufacturers, more than 2,000 units were built.

Specifications

Crew: 2

Capacity:

                         5 passengers                         

Length: 10.03 m (32 ft 11 in)

Height: 3 m (9 ft 10 in)

Empty weight: 1,143 kg (2,520 lb)

Gross weight: 2,200 kg (4,850 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Turbomeca Artouste IIIB turboshaft

Main rotor diameter: 11.02 m (36 ft 2 in)

Main rotor area: 95.38 m2 (1,026.7 sq ft)

Performance

Maximum speed: 210 km/h (130 mph, 110 kn) at sea level

Cruise speed: 185 km/h (115 mph, 100 kn)

Range: 540 km (340 mi, 290 nmi)

Service ceiling: 3,200 m (10,500 ft)

Rate of climb: 4.3 m/s (850 ft/min).

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