Alouette II/Lama

• World’s first production turbine helicopter • Worldwide success

Подпись: ▲ Despite their age. the Alouette It and Lama soldier on. While Alouotto production ceased in 1975, the Lama was built in France until 1991 and continues to be produced in India. Alouette II/Lama

Design work on the now famous Alouette (Lark) aircraft began in 1947. Originally designated SE 3120 and powered by a piston engine, it was the installation of a turboshaft engine which produced the world-beating Alouette II.

As the first turboshaft-engined helicopter to enter production anywhere in the world, it was soon in great demand internationally. The series has gone on to be France’s most successful helicopter.

Civil success story ►

Although conceived as a military helicopter, the Alouette II and Lama found a large numbers of civilian customers worldwide.


Alouette II/Lama

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A Strong, lightweight construction

An exposed taitboom structure was typical of helicopters of the 1940s and 19SOs. This is a Belgian military SE 313B.

Training with the Heeresflieger^

Germany took delivery of 247 Alouettes. beginning in 1959. After more than 30 years of service, tho army continues to operate about 60 in tho training role.

A Blue Bees’

Belgium’s ‘Blue Bees’ display loam was famously equipped with Alouotto lls.


► On 21 Juno 1972 a Lama, with Just a pilot on board, sot an absolute height record for helicopters of 12442 m (40,800 ft).

► Hindustan Aeronautics in India still produce the Lama; it Is known ns tho Chootnh.

► The Alouette II was the first foreign helicopter to gain certification in tho US.

► Licences to produce tho Alouette II were granted to Saab in Swoden and Republic in tho US: few were built, however.

► Alouotto lls and Lamas have served with more than 120 users In nearly 50 countries.

► In Brazil, Helibras assembled Lamas, as tho Gaviao. using French components.

Aerospatiale Alouette II/Lama


SE 313B Alouette II

Type: light genorol-puipose helicopter

Powerplant: one 395-kW (530-hp.| TurbomOca Artouste II C6 turboshaft derated lo 269 kV/ |360 hp.)

Maximum speed: 185 tun/h p is m. p.’v) at maximum take-oh weight at sea level

Endurance: ■! hours 6 min with maximum luei at sea level

Range: 665 km (350 mi i with maximum fuel at sea level

Service ceiling: 2150 m (7.050 It)

Weights: empty 895 kg (1.970 lb.); maximum take-off weight 1600 kg |3.520 lb.)


mam rotor diameter 10.20 m (33 ft. 6 in.) tusetogp length 9.70 m (31 П. 10 «.)

height 2.75 m (9 П)

rotor disc area 81.70 m: 1879 sq ft)


Alouette II/Lama

Above: In the military rofo. Alouette Its can be fitted with a variety ol rockets, missiles and guns. This machine carries SS. 11 anti-tank missiles.

produced in India, where the type is ideal for air force operations in the Himalayas


Alouette II/Lama





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Alouette II/Lama

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Alouette II/Lama

510 km (Jt5 mi.)


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Alouette (Is and Lamas worldwide


(10,500 ft.)


Alouette II/Lama

■ UNITED KINGDOM: The Army Air Corps ordcrod 17 Alouette lls. which saw service In such d. verso locations ns South America, Afncn and the West Indies. All have boon retired.


■ FRANCE: Largo numbers ol Alouette Its wore ordered for tho Froocri armed forces and police. Around 80 remain in army service, as well as a handful with the Amteo do Г Air.





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