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The helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon. Specifications. A photo.
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The helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon. Specifications. A photo.

 

Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon - French heavy transport helicopter designed in 1962, the aircraft companies «Sud Aviation» and «Aerospatiale».

 

A photoAerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon

 

Multipurpose helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon became designed by the French aeronautical engineer in the late 50-ies of the last century. The main purpose of the start of work on the design of air tools, was the need to use heavy-duty aircraft is mainly used in the military sphere, and, himself the order was initiated by the Naval Forces of France, although later, that aircraft has gained a lot of popularity in the Air Force .

His first test trials of the helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon were carried out by French aircraft manufacturers in 1962 year, however, the project was not able to fully satisfy all requirements from the military command in France, in connection with which the project was aimed at further refinement, and officially the aircraft the device was introduced only 1966 year, although its real production began a few years earlier.

 

Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon photos

 

Despite the relatively large size, the helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon has a high maneuverability, which in turn is a very important quality for military aircraft. In addition to the transport on their occupants and cargo, helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon can also be used as an air means of fire suppression, or else used as anti-submarine and anti-ship air tools.

Armament helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon includes:

  • 20-mm. automatic aircraft cannon, used to fight lightly armored enemy vehicles;
  • 2 antiship missiles;
  • 4 antisubmarine torpedoes.

On board his helicopter model Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon to transport can 6 tons of payload, or is transported to 32 people, including five crew members and 27-equipped troops. Among other things, the helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon can also perform the function of evacuation means capable of carrying on board the wounded soldiers.

 

HelicopterAerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon

 

The power plant helicopter Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon consists of three gas-turbine aircraft engines brands Turboméca Turmo IIIC, each of which has a capacity of 1570 hp The maximum flight range of the aircraft of this model is 1020 kilometers, thus, the helicopter is able to cover the distance at a cruising speed of 220 km \ h.

Aircraft Operations Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon was carried out by French aircraft manufacturers during the period from 1962 1981 on the year, with, for all the time of release, 110 aircrafts of this model were built.

The following options are aircraft models Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon:

  • Aerospatiale SE.3200 Frelon - Helicopter prototype presented in 1958 year;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon - Pre-production version of the aircraft;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321G Super Frelon - Anti-submarine version of the helicopter, developed by order of the Naval Forces of France;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321Ga Super Frelon - Transport aircraft variant used, including as a means of covering with the combustion air;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321GM Super Frelon - Export version of the helicopter, designed for the armed forces of Libya;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321H Super Frelon - Export version, designed by order of the Armed Forces of Iraq;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321F Super Frelon - Civilian transport version of the aircraft;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321J Super Frelon - Utility variant of the helicopter;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321Ja Super Frelon - An improved version of the version of Aerospatiale SA 321J Super Frelon;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321K Super Frelon - Export version designed for the armed forces of Israel;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321L Super Frelon - Export version of the helicopter, designed for the armed forces of South Africa;
  • Aerospatiale SA 321M Super Frelon - Search and rescue variant of the aircraft;
  • Changhe Z-8 - Chinese version of a military transport helicopter equipped with turbine engines brands Changzhou Lan Xiang WZ6;
  • Changhe Z-8A - Military transport helicopter version, produced by Chinese aircraft manufacturers;
  • Changhe Z-8F - Chinese version of the helicopter, equipped with a turbine-powered brand Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-67A;
  • Changhe Z-8AEW - Version for conducting electronic warfare.

 

Specifications Aerospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon.

 

  • Crew: 5 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 27 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 23,03 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 6,66 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 18,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 6863 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 13000 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 220 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 275 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 1020 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 3150 m .;
  • Powerplant: 3 x Turboméca Turmo IIIC (depending on version);
  • Power: 3 x 1570 hp (Depending on version).

 

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