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Aerospatiale AS 332 Super Puma / AS 532 Cougar helicopter

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General
Manufacturer Aerospatiale
Type AS 332 Super Puma / AS 532 Cougar
Introduced 9/13/1978
In production? Yes
Units produced
Price US $ 15,000,000.00
Dimensions
Overall Length 61.4 ft
Length 53.4 ft
Height 15.1 ft
Width 0 ft
   
   
Description

The AS332 Super Puma is a medium utility helicopter originally made by Aerospatiale and Eurocopter. It is currently produced by Airbus Helicopters. The AS 332 first took flight in 1978.

As you may suspect, the AS 332 is an upgraded version of the AS 330 Super Puma. Work to make an improved version of the Super Puma began in 1974.

The main goal was to make a helicopter that was more powerful and more resistant to damage. So the AS 332 features two new engines and a composite four-blade main rotor.

The AS 332 and its variants come equipped with two Turbomeca Mila 1A2 engines each with a very healthy 1 845 shaft horsepower. This gives the Super Puma a lift capacity of almost 10 000 pounds.

The Super Puma comes in a number of fuselage and interior configurations. For example, the short fuselage version can accommodate 15 passengers, but other configurations can handle as many as 20 individuals.

The AS 332 was mainly designed for sale in the civilian market. Military versions of the AS 332 were designated as AS 532 Cougars, a cat of a different breed.

The Cougar can pack an array of weaponry and perform various roles. Machine guns, pod-mounted cannons and rockets, even anti-submarine equipment were all possible for the Cougar.

Since taking to the air, the AS 332 and its derivatives have have racked up an astonishing four million flight hours. About 740 total variants of the AS 332 are in service. The Super Puma operates in more than 20 nations and in conditions that vary from extreme cold to extreme heat. It has seen extensive service in the offshore oil industry.

Airbus have stated that the total number of deliveries totals 890, with customers in 56 nations.

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Design features
  • Composite main rotor
  • Ventral fin
  • Tricycle, energy-absorbing, landing gear
Description

The AS332 Super Puma is a medium utility helicopter originally made by Aerospatiale and Eurocopter. It is currently produced by Airbus Helicopters. The AS 332 first took flight in 1978.

As you may suspect, the AS 332 is an upgraded version of the AS 330 Super Puma. Work to make an improved version of the Super Puma began in 1974.

The main goal was to make a helicopter that was more powerful and more resistant to damage. So the AS 332 features two new engines and a composite four-blade main rotor.

The AS 332 and its variants come equipped with two Turbomeca Mila 1A2 engines each with a very healthy 1 845 shaft horsepower. This gives the Super Puma a lift capacity of almost 10 000 pounds.

The Super Puma comes in a number of fuselage and interior configurations. For example, the short fuselage version can accommodate 15 passengers, but other configurations can handle as many as 20 individuals.

The AS 332 was mainly designed for sale in the civilian market. Military versions of the AS 332 were designated as AS 532 Cougars, a cat of a different breed.

The Cougar can pack an array of weaponry and perform various roles. Machine guns, pod-mounted cannons and rockets, even anti-submarine equipment were all possible for the Cougar.

Since taking to the air, the AS 332 and its derivatives have have racked up an astonishing four million flight hours. About 740 total variants of the AS 332 are in service. The Super Puma operates in more than 20 nations and in conditions that vary from extreme cold to extreme heat. It has seen extensive service in the offshore oil industry.

Airbus have stated that the total number of deliveries totals 890, with customers in 56 nations.

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Design features:
  • Composite main rotor
  • Ventral fin
  • Tricycle, energy-absorbing, landing gear
Performance
Persons 21
Max. Range 522 mi
Cruise Speed 160 mph
Max. Speed 173 mph
Max. rate of Climb 1417 ft/min
HOGE ceiling 0 ft
Service Ceiling 23600 ft
Gross Weight 21495 lb
Empty Weigt 10251 lb
Useful Load 11244 lb
Dynamic system
Fuel Capacity 0 gallons
Number of Engines 2
Engine Type Turbine
Engine Code Turbomeca Makila 1A2
Horse Power 1845
Rotorhead Spheriflex, semi rigid
Number of rotorblades 4
Rotor Diameter 53.1 ft
Number of tail rotorblades 4
Tailrotor Diameter 10 ft
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