Transport and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

SE 3130 Alouette II French helicopters

The Aérospatiale Alouette II (company designations SA 313 and SA 318) is a French light helicopter originally manufactured by Sud Aviation and later Aérospatiale. It was the first production helicopter powered by a gas turbine engine instead of the heavier conventional piston powerplant.

On 12 March 1955, the prototype SE 3130 performed its maiden flight.

 

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Transport and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

Combat helicopters: Eurocopter AS 365 MTR Panther

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS 365 Panther is the military version of the Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin medium-weight multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. The Panther is used for a wide range of military roles, including combat assault, fire support, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC). AS 365 MTR Panther: prototype military …

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