Sud Aviation: SA 316B

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Market original model designation
SA 316B
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
SA 316B
Country of manufacture
France
Config info
Rotorcraft typeHelicopter
Config
Single rotor
Way of counteracting main rotor torque
Tail rotor
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
2200
kg
Manufacturers empty weight (MEW)
1143
kg
External dimensions
Overal height
3
m
Main rotor
Main rotor diameter
11.02
m
Tail rotor
Tail rotor diameter
1.91
m
Powerplant
Engine model
Turbomeca Artouste III C
Engine type
Turboshaft
Number of engines
1
Total maximum power
562
HP
Fuel system
Fuel tank capacity
573
l
Performance
Never exceed speed (Vne)
210
km/h
Cruise speed (Vc)
185
km/h
Best rate of climb
4.30
m/s
Maximum service ceiling
3200
m
Hover ceiling IGE
2850
m
Hover ceiling OGE
1500
m
Maximum range
495
km
Maximum flight endurance
3
h
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