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Allouette III - 60th anniversary

Old 2nd Mar 2019, 15:55
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Allouette III - 60th anniversary

Sixty years ago on the 28th February, this remarkable little helicopter took to the air for the first time.

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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 04:38
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The best ever built and still in service in several countries....
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 05:44
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Wasn't it the Alouette that held the altitude record of 40,000', and then the auto record from that altitude, after the engine flamed out? Starter motor was removed after start to save weight, so a re-start wasn't an option.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 07:25
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
Wasn't it the Alouette that held the altitude record of 40,000', and then the auto record from that altitude, after the engine flamed out? Starter motor was removed after start to save weight, so a re-start wasn't an option.
Close...it was a Lama.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 08:37
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Well, it was French, so I wasn't too far off...
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 20:49
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Got a few hours in one, flying in the Swiss Alps, courtesy of the Swiss Air Force.
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