Helicopter Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn. Specifications. A photo.


Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn - light multipurpose helicopter French designed aircraft manufacturer «Sud-Ouest» in 1953 year.


Photo Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn


Multiple aircraft model Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn was designed by French aircraft manufacturers in the early 50-ies of the last century. The project was developed solely on the basis of the French Army needs small aircraft capable of performing the task of patrolling and reconnaissance, and although functional purpose helicopter Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn was very limited, the aircraft had a high demand, as evidenced by the fact that for a relatively short period of production, was released 178 copies of helicopters of this model.

Its first test flight of the helicopter model Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn has made in 1953 year. The aircraft has successfully completed all the tests, and in 1954 has entered into mass production, which after a series of tests in the armed French forces began to be used in large quantities, and later all became realized in the armed forces of other countries, in particular Germany and Spain.


Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn photo


Thanks to its compact dimensions and quite light, but sturdy construction, helicopter Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn has a high maneuverability, but its speed of movement is very limited.

In the cockpit of the helicopter Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn can accommodate only two people - a pilot and one soldier, however, as such, the aircraft for the transport of large groups of people and not planned. If necessary, the helicopter can also carry and transport small loads, and, the aircraft can carry it inside the cab and on the outer coupling, however, the payload can not exceed 440 kilos (including self-weight of the pilot and one passenger).


Helicopter Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn


Among other things, the helicopter Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn also used for training future pilots, and, thanks to the simplicity of its management, the aircraft could not be better suited for this purpose.

The helicopter model Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn is equipped with a power plant consisting of one Turbomeca Palouste IV aircraft engine, capable of developing a thrust of 240 hp. When using such a power plant, the maximum speed of the aircraft is very limited, and is only 130 km / h, which, however, given the actual purpose of this aircraft, was considered very acceptable. The maximum flight range of the Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn helicopter is 220 kilometers, which to some extent limits the applicability of this aircraft.


Specifications Sud-Ouest SO1221 Djinn.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Capacity: 1 people;
  • helicopter length: 5,3 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 2,6 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 360 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 800 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 130 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 220 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3000 m .;
  • Powerplant: Turbomeca Palouste IV;
  • Power: 240 hp


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