SNCASE SE-313 Alouette II

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SNCASE SE-313 Alouette II.
Alouette II.
Role Helicopter
National origin France
Manufacturer SNCASE.
First flight March 12th 1955
Introduction 1956
Status Active
Primary user French Army
Number built 1305

The SNCASE SE-313 Alouette II (French pronunciation: [alwɛt], Lark) is a French helicopter built between 1956 and 1975 by Société Nationale de Construction Aéronautique du Sud-Est and later by Aérospatiale. It was the first helicopter in the world that has a gas turbine for engine.

It was the basis of two majors variants : SA-315 Lama and SA-316 Alouette III.

Bibliography[change | edit source]

  • Jackson, Robert, Helicopters: Military, Civilian, and Rescue Rotorcraft (The Aviation Factfile). London: Grange Books Ltd, 2005. ISBN 1-84013-812-2.
  • Gaillard, Pierre, Avions et hélicoptères militaires d'aujourd'hui Paris, France : Larivière éditions, 1999. ISBN 2-907051-24-5.
  • Boulay, Pierre, Les hélicoptères français, Paris, France : Larivière éditions, 1998. ISBN 2-907051-17-2