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With only 20 grams of explosive mass and at most 10 mm of penetration, the Alouette's SNEB rockets are largely ineffective against armoured targets. For use in ground RB, mouse guided SS.11 missiles are more recommendable.  Although many fewer missiles can be carried, they are able to severely damage and kill enemy tanks, unlike SNEB rockets.
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With only 20 grams of explosive mass and at most 10 mm of penetration, the Alouette's SNEB rockets are highly ineffective against armoured targets. For use in ground RB, mouse guided SS.11 missiles are more recommendable.  Although many fewer missiles can be carried, they are able to severely damage and kill enemy tanks, unlike SNEB rockets.  It is important to note that although SS.11 missiles are usable, they are much worse than many missiles carried by other helicopters, and that the Alouette's anti-tank armament is weak in general.
  
 
== Usage in battles ==
 
== Usage in battles ==

Revision as of 00:59, 15 June 2019

▀SA.313B Alouette II
sa_313b.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
8.7/8.7/8.7BR
2 peopleCrew
1.6 тоннTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
Turbomeca Artouste IIC6 turboshaftEngine
Speed of destruction
300 km/hStructural
320 km/hGear
Offensive armament
4 x 7.62 mm MG3 machine gunОрудие 1
1 000 roundsAmmunition
1 200 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
72 x 37 mm SNEB rocketSetup 1
4 x SS.11 missilesSetup 2
Economy
freeResearch
390 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 000 / 5 412/4 400 / 5 953/1 820 / 2 462Repair
110 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
390 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
1 800 Ge icon.pngAces
× (202) % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
× 3.8 Sl icon.png× 3.3 Sl icon.png× 1.3 Sl icon.png
This page is about the German utility helicopter SA.313B Alouette II (Germany). For other uses, see Alouette (Family).

Description

The SA.313B Alouette II (Germany) in the garage


The ▀SA.313B Alouette II is a Rank V German utility helicopter with a battle rating of 8.7 (AB/RB/SB). This helicopter was introduced in Update 1.83 "Masters of the Sea". A French design, the Alouette II was in West-German service and could carry a multitude of armaments.

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
AB RB
 ?  ?
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
AB RB
 ?  ?

Survivability and armour

Examine the survivability of the helicopter. Note how vulnerable the structure is and how secure the pilot is, how many engines the vehicle has. Describe the armour, if there is any, also mention the vulnerability of other critical aircraft systems.

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: MG 3 (7.62 mm)

  • 4 x 7.62 mm MG3 machine gun (250 rpg = 1,000 total)

The four machine guns are arranged with two above each landing skid. Only the default ammo belt is available. Due to their low caliber, they have limited effectiveness against helicopters and planes, and are almost useless against all but the lightest-armoured ground vehicles. However, they have a high rate of fire (1,200 rpm), which aids damage output at the expensive of total firing time.

Suspended armament

Main article: SNEB 37

  • 72 x 37 mm SNEB rockets
  • 4 x SS.11 missiles

With only 20 grams of explosive mass and at most 10 mm of penetration, the Alouette's SNEB rockets are highly ineffective against armoured targets. For use in ground RB, mouse guided SS.11 missiles are more recommendable. Although many fewer missiles can be carried, they are able to severely damage and kill enemy tanks, unlike SNEB rockets. It is important to note that although SS.11 missiles are usable, they are much worse than many missiles carried by other helicopters, and that the Alouette's anti-tank armament is weak in general.

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the helicopter, the features of using vehicles in a team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but give the reader food for thought. Examine the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Summarize and briefly evaluate the vehicle in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark its pros and cons in the bulleted list. Try not to use more than 6 points for each of the characteristics. Avoid using categorical definitions such as "bad", "good" and the like - they have a substitution in the form of softer "inadequate", "effective".

Pros:

Cons:

  • Weak armour
  • SS.11 maximum range is 3 km


History

The light, multipurpose, single-engined SA.313B Alouette II (French for “Skylark”) helicopter was developed by the French company Sud-Aviation in the 1960s and was widely used both by civilian and military organizations. Many other countries also obtained a license to manufacture these helicopters. In addition to civilian use, this light helicopter has a rich military history. The SA.313B fought wars in Algeria and Rhodesia and took part in several local conflicts. The model’s success is demonstrated by the fact that the SA.313B is still being used for civilian purposes and by the militaries of some countries nowadays.

Since the SA.313B was not routinely equipped with weapons, this issue has been resolved directly in the places and countries where the vehicle has been used to fulfil combat objectives. The helicopter’s armament has been rather exotic at times, such as when rifles and machine guns have been mounted in the apertures of the glass-enclosed front cabin. For the purposes of the game, we have chosen more well-founded projects for arming the SA.313B implemented by French and German crews. Machine gun installations comprised of four 7.62mm MG3 light machine guns placed in pairs on the skids using special fixtures. As an anti-tank weapon, the helicopter could carry SNEB unguided rockets, as well as SS.11 guided anti-tank missiles that were located on special transverse tube-shaped beams along the sides of the fuselage.

- From Devblog

Media

An excellent addition to the article will be video guides, as well as screenshots from the game and photos.

See also

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  • reference to the series of the aircraft;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Germany helicopters
Attack  ▀Mi-24P
Utility  BO 105 CB-2 · BO 105 PAH-1 · BO 105 PAH-1A1 · ▀SA.313B Alouette II · ▀UH-1D