India's license built version of the SA 316B Alouette III; dubbed the Chetak (after the horse of Rana Pratap from Indian folk legend), the helicopter's deliveries began in 1965. Indigenous production began in 1969.
The max weight and take-off power of the aircraft are 2,100 kg and 650 kW, respectively. The helicopter has a fuel capacity of 575 liters and seats seven.
VTOL type: Helicopter
Lift configuration: Single main rotor
Dedicated control device: Tail rotor
Crew required: TBA
Crew seating: Side-by-side
Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)
Overall Height: 2.97 m (9.7 ft)
Overall Length: 12.84 m (42.1 ft)
Overall Width: 11.02 m (36.2 ft)
Max Gross Weight (ground): 2200 kg (4850 lb)
Max Range: 500 km (270 nm)
Max Endurance: 3.0 hrs (3.0 hrs)