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AEROSPATIALE Super Frelon

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FREL
Aircraft
Name Super Frelon
Manufacturer AEROSPATIALE
Wing Rotary
Position Four-blade main rotor
Tail Five-blade tail rotor
WTC Medium
Type code H3T
Engine Turboshaft
Engine count Multi
Position Above cabin
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

AEROSPATIALE SA-321 Super Frelon
AEROSPATIALE Super Frelon
CHANGHE Z-8
SUD SA-321 Super Frelon
SUD Super Frelon


AEROSPATIALE Super Frelon

AEROSPATIALE Super Frelon AEROSPATIALE Super Frelon 3D

Description

The Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon is a three-engined heavy transport helicopter produced by Aérospatiale of France. The helicopter is still in use in China where the locally produced version is known as the Z-8. "Frelon" is French for hornet.

Technical Data

Wing span 18.90 m62.008 ft
Length 23.03 m75.558 ft
Height 6.66 m21.85 ft
Powerplant 3 x Turboméca Turmo IIIC turboshafts, 1,171 kW each
Engine model Turboméca Turmo

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 124 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 1300013,000 kg
13 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL120 ROD ft/min APC
WTC M Range 800800 nm
1,481,600 m
1,481.6 km
4,860,892.392 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving FREL

None on SKYbrary