1961 Aerospatiale SE3130 Alouette II

1961 Allouette II for sale. Own a piece of a history — This fine historic machine is well taken care of, and flies great. Will be delivered in experimental exhibition category with fresh 100 hour inspection.

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Located in Texas, USA.
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For immediate sale is a classic 1961 Aerospatiale Alouette II; This machine has been well maintained and has good times remaining with no damage history. This is a great opportunity for any buyer or enthusiast seeking a vintage, powerful rotorcraft.

The Alouette II made the news on 3 July 1956 when it became the first helicopter to perform a mountain-rescue by evacuating a mountaineer who had suffered from cardiac arrest at over 4,000m and again on 3 January 1957 the Alouette II was called upon to rescue the crew of a crashed Sikorsky S-58, which was searching for missing mountaineers Jean Vincendon and François Henry on Mont Blanc.

The Alouette II was awarded a domestic certificate of airworthiness on 2 May 1957.[citation needed] Production started initially to fulfill orders from the French military and civilian customers. It was the first helicopter worldwide to be equipped with anti-tank munitions (Nord SS.11s),[5] and by the time production ended in 1975, over 1,500 Alouette IIs had been built and in use in over 80 countries including 47 armed forces. It was produced under license by Brazil, Sweden, India, and in the United States. India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SA 315B Lamas, termed the ‘Cheetah’, was regularly deployed at 7,500 meters (24,600 ft) to forward observation outposts and air bases of the Indian Air Force in the Himalayas.

(From military.wikia.org)