Sud-Aviation Lama
Sud-Aviation Lama. A photo. Characteristics. History.

Sud-Aviation Lama


Aerospatial SA.315B Lama is a multipurpose helicopter.

Designed in 1968 by the French company Aérospatiale (now Eurocopter France) in accordance with the technical requirements of the Indian Air Force.


Sud-Aviation Lama. Photo.

Sud-Aviation Lama. Photo.

The prototype for the first time rose into the air 17.03.1969. It is made in France 1996 1450 about helicopters «Lama», they were put in 31 country. Helicopters built under license in India (manufactured more than 330 copies), Brazil and Romania (more 200).


Sud-Aviation Lama. Photo.

Sud-Aviation Lama. Photo.

21.06.1972/12442/XNUMX this helicopter set an altitude record for all helicopters: it reached an altitude of XNUMXm. This officially confirmed record in the history of helicopter construction remains unbroken to this day.

The characteristics of the helicopter Aerospatiale Lama SA.315B:



  • Crew: 1
  • The largest number of passengers: 4 passengers or 2 stretcher and accompanying 
  • Load capacity: 785kg load or on suspension 1000kg load 
  • Length: 12,92 m 
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11,02m 
  • The diameter of the tail rotor: 1,91m 
  • Height: 3,09m 
  • The area swept rotor: 95,38kv.m
  • Track chassis 2,38m
  • Empty weight: 1014kg 
  • Normal takeoff weight: 1950kg 
  • The highest take-off weight: 2300kg 
  • Volume of fuel tanks: 575l 
  • Powerplant: 1 × turboshaft TurbomecaArtousteIIIB 
  • Maximum speed: 192km / h 
  • Practical range: 515km 
  • Ceiling: 4000m 
  • Rate of climb: 4,2m / s 
  • The load on the drive: 20,4kg / sq.m 


Sud-Aviation Lama. Photo booths.

Sud-Aviation Lama. Photo booths.


Engine power:

  • 1 × 870l.s (1 × 649kW) 
  • power reduced to 550l. (410kW) 


Static ceiling:

  • using ground effect: 3750 
  • no ground effect: 2800 


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