Sud Aviation: SA 315B Lama

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Market original model designation
SA 315B
Market model designation (english translation or spelling)
SA 315B
Original model name
Lama
Model name (english translation or spelling)
Lama
Country of manufacture
France
Config info
Rotorcraft typeHelicopter
Config
Single rotor
Way of counteracting main rotor torque
Tail rotor
Weights
Maximum Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
1950
kg
Manufacturers empty weight (MEW)
1021
kg
External dimensions
Overal height
3.09
m
Main rotor
Main rotor diameter
11.02
m
Main rotor direction of rotation
Clockwise
Number of blades
3
Tail rotor
Tail rotor diameter
1.91
m
Tail rotor direction of rotation
Clockwise
Number of blades
3
Powerplant
Engine model
Turbomeca Artouste III B
Engine type
Turboshaft
Number of engines
1
Total maximum power
582
HP
Fuel system
Fuel tank capacity
573
l
Performance
Cruise speed (Vc)
192
km/h
Best rate of climb
5.50
m/s
Maximum service ceiling
5400
m
Hover ceiling IGE
5050
m
Hover ceiling OGE
4600
m
Maximum range
515
km
Maximum flight endurance
3.30
h
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