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.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sud-Aviation

Primary manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Status unknown

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

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 Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Overall Height: 2.97 m (9.7 ft)

Overall Length: 12.84 m (42.1 ft)

Overall Width: 11.02 m (36.2 ft)

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Engine designation: Turbomeca Artouste IIIB turbine

Engine manufacturer: Turbomeca

Take-off / rated power: 650 kW (871 hp)

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 2200 kg (4850 lb)

Max Range: 500 km (270 nm)

Max Endurance: 3.0 hrs (3.0 hrs)

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