Eurocopter AS 332 Super Puma
A bigger advancement of the Puma (depicted under Aerospatiale), the Super Puma is a functional and demonstrated medium lift twin helicopter, especially prominent for seaward oil apparatus help work.
The first SA 330 Puma, on which the Super Puma is based, flew without precedent for April 1965. The principal Super Puma first flew in September 1978 and was basically an all the more influential form of the Puma, emphasizing 1270kw (1700shp) Turbomã©ca Makila turboshafts, new flight, composite rotor razor sharp edges and an augmented fuselage. For a period Aerospatiale wanted to fit the Super Puma with a Fenestron covered tail rotor, however testing uncovered no critical execution profits. Business adaptations were assigned AS 332cs.
The AS 332l (or SA 332l preceding 1980) Super Puma presented an extended fuselage (by 76.5cm/2.5ft), first flew on October 10 1980 and was certificated in 1983. The overhauled AS 332l1 with Makila 1a1 motors showed up in 1986. Bristow Helicopters requested 31 uncommonly altered AS 332ls for its North Sea seaward oil apparatus work, and these are named Tiger.
The AS 332l remaining parts in creation however is dynamically being supplanted by the AS 332l2. The L2 Super Puma Mk II (known as the Cougar in military appearance) offers a further fuselage stretch allowing a further column of seats, EFIS flight instrumentation, spheriflex rotor heads and more fundamental rotor edges with explanatory tips. It was certified in 1992.
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