Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon

The Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon is a large, heavy-lift single-rotor helicopter, furnished with a relatively atypical three-engine configuration, these are Turboméca Turmo IIIC turbo-shaft engines set on top of the fuselage, a pair of turbines positioned side by side at the front and one located aft of the main rotor.

Specifications

Crew

5

Capacity

27 passengers

Or

15 stretchers

Length

23.03 m (75 ft 7 in) (overall, rotors turning)

Fuselage length

19.40 m (63 ft 8 in)

Height

6.66 m (21 ft 10 in)

Empty weight

6,863 kg (15,130 lb)

Max take off weight

13,000 kg (28,660 lb)

Fuel capacity

3,975 L (1,050 US gal; 874 imp gal) (normal)

Powerplant

3 × Turboméca Turmo IIIC turboshafts, 1,160 kW (1,550 shp) each

Main rotor diameter

18.90 m (62 ft 0 in)

Main rotor area

280.6 m2 (3,020 sq ft)

Performance

Cruise speed

249 km/h (155 mph, 134 kn) at sea level

Never exceed speed

275 km/h (171 mph, 148 kn)

Range

1,020 km (630 mi, 550 nmi)

Endurance

4 hr

Service ceiling

3,150 m (10,330 ft)

Rate of climb

6.66 m/s (1,312 ft/min)

Armament

4× homing torpedoes in the ASW role or

2× Exocet missiles in the anti-ship role.

 

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