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About The Lama

Aerospatial SA-315B At The Top Of The World

The Aerospatial SA-315B isn't new, but it's considered to be the best high-altitude helicopter in the world.

Able to carry a pilot and four passengers, the Llama holds the world altitude record for helicopter flight -- 40,433 feet -- set in 1972.

The aircraft was built after a request to Sud-Aviation from the Indian Air Force for a helicopter capable of effective operations at high altitudes. Based on the Alouette II, it was manufactured in India as the HAL Cheetah and in Brazil as the Helibras HB.315B Gaviao.

Aerospatial SA-315B
  • First Flight: March 17, 1969
  • Engine: 870 hp Turbomeca Artouste IIIB
  • Speed: Max: 115 mph (192 kph)
  • Rate of climb: 1072 ft/min (330 mt/min)
  • Range: 300 mi (500 km)
  • Weight: Empty: 2249 lbs (1020 kg) -- Max: 5071 lbs (2300 kg) with sling
  • Rotor Span: 36 ft (11 m)
  • Length: 42.32 ft (12.9 m)
  • Height: 9.84 ft (3 m)
FMI: www.helis.com/70s/h_lama.php

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