India's license built version of the SA 316B Alouette III; dubbed the Chetak (after the horse of Rana Pratap from Indian folk legend), the helicopter's deliveries began in 1965.  Indigenous production began in 1969.  

The max weight and take-off power of the aircraft are 2,100 kg and 650 kW, respectively.  The helicopter has a fuel capacity of 575 liters and seats seven.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Sud-Aviation

Primary manufacturer: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: Status unknown

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift devices: 1 Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: 1 Tail rotor

Crew required: TBA in Side-by-side arrangement

Landing gear: Wheels (non-retractable)

Key Characteristics

Data on key physical features

Aircraft Details

Data on aircraft configuration, weights, flight performance and equipment

References

References and sources used

HAL Chetak
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
14 June 2017 (page )
Website

Russian Helicopters, Ka-27
Russian Нelicopters, JSC
5 July 2017 (page 162)
Website

Vertiflite, Spring 2011, India Special
AHS International
Hirschberg, Mike. "Frome Chetak to Dhruv: The History of HAL Helicopters". Vertiflite, Vol. 57, No. 1. 2011. Print., 2011 (page 48)
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