IAR 316B

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IAR 316B
General characteristics
2 peopleCrew
1.0 tEmpty weight
1.6 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
3 500 mCeiling
Turbomeca Artouste Astazou IIIBEngine
Speed of destruction
310 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
2 x 7.62 mm PKA machine gunWeapon 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
799 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
6 x 9M14-2 Malyutka-2 missiles
32 x S-5K rockets
Setup 1
Sl icon.png3 400/3 400/2 320Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
1 620 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
2 200 Ge icon.pngAces
x 3.14 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the French utility helicopter IAR 316B. For other uses, see Alouette (Family).


GarageImage IAR 316B.jpg

The IAR 316B is a Rank V French utility helicopter with a battle rating of 9.3 (AB/RB/SB).

Aérospatiale licensed to the Romanian aircraft manufacture Industria Aeronautică Româniă to build the SA.316B as the IAR 316B. Manufacturing began in 1971 in Brasov, Romania, with production ending in 1987. These helicopters were built with the Turbomeca Artouste IIIB powerplant. 250 total units were manufactured with 125 remaining for use in with the Romanian military. The rest of the manufactured helicopters were exported to other nations which include Pakistan, Angola and Guinea.

The cockpit of the helicopter is built for both a pilot and co-pilot to operate with excellent views through the spacious glass canopy. Two cabin doors open to the passenger compartment which can accommodate up to three passengers.

The IAR 316B was modified to carry weapon systems more readily available in the Eastern-bloc section of Europe to include 57 mm rocket pods, 7.62 mm machine guns and other anti-tank missiles.

General info

Flight Performance

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Survivability and armour

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Offensive armament

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Suspended armament

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Usage in battles

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Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Compressor Flak jacket
II Helicopter frame New 7 mm MGs
III Engine Replacing helicopter blades
IV Cover
  • This premium aircraft comes furnished with all modifications unlocked upon purchase.

Pros and cons

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See also

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External links

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France helicopters
Attack  ▄H-34
Utility  SA.313B Alouette II · SA.316B Alouette III · IAR 316B · SA.341F Gazelle · SA.342M Gazelle