The Alouette II translates to Lark II.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sud-Aviation

Primary manufacturer: Sud-Aviation

Parent type: Sud SE.3130 Alouette II

Aircraft status: Operational

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 1

Crew seating: Side-by-side

Landing gear: Skids

Layout and Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Dimensions
Overall Height: 2.74 m 9.0 ft
Overall Length:  
Overall Width: 10.21 m 33.5 ft
Airframe Dimensions
Airframe Length: 9.69 m 31.8 ft
Airframe Width:  
Airframe Height: 2.74 m 9.0 ft
Landing Gear Dimensions
Landing Gear Base:  
Landing Gear Track:  
Cabin Dimensions
Cabin Internal Height:  
Cabin Internal Length:  
Cabin Internal Width:  

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Cruise Speed: 106 mph (170.59 km/h)

Weights
Max Gross Weight (ground): 1,500 kg 3,308 lb
Max Gross Weight (airborne):  
Max Take-off Weight: 1,500 kg 3,308 lb
Empty Weight: 850 kg 1,874 lb
Useful Load: 650 kg 1,434 lb
Empty Weight Fraction: 0.567
Climb Performance
Max Rate of Climb: 5 m/s 880 fpm
Hover Performance
Hover Ceiling IGE:  
Hover Ceiling OGE:  
Limitations
Max Level Flight Speed:  
Never Exceed Speed:  
Service Ceiling: 4,499 m 14,760 ft
Range and Endurance
Max Range: 550 km 297 nm
Max Endurance:  

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Provided powerplant data is for uninstalled, sea level, static operations.

Powerplant
Number of engines: 1
Normal Ratings
Max continuous:  
Take-off / rated:  
Intermediate:  
Maximum:  
OEI Ratings
OEI contingency:  
OEI continuous:  
OEI 30-second:  
OEI intermediate:  

Primary Lift Device

Data on primary lift devices such as main rotors

Main Rotor Characteristics
Diameter: 10.21 m 33.50 ft
RPM:  
Direction of Rotation: Clockwise
Hub Type:
Main Rotor Blade Characteristics
Blade Construction:
Blade Chord:  
Blade Tip Geometry: Conventional
Blade Twist:  
Number of Blades: 3
Main Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area: 81.89 m² 881.4 ft²
Disc Loading: 18.32 kg/m² 3.753 lb/ft²
Solidity:  
Main Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Blade area per blade:  
Tip Speed:  

Primary Control Device

Data on primary control devices such as tail rotors

Tail Rotor Characteristics
Diameter:  
Configuration: Unblocked
Direction of Rotation: Top blade aft
RPM:  
Tail Rotor Blade Characteristics
Number of Blades: 2
Blade Construction:  
Blade Chord:  
Blade Twist:  
Tail Rotor Derived Characteristics
Disc Area:  
Solidity:  
Tail Rotor Blade Derived Characteristics
Tip Speed:  
Blade Area (per blade):  

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