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THE AIRFORCE - AIRCRAFT - SA-330C, H, L PUMA
 
 

Aircraft Stats:

Powerplant: 2 x 1,575 shp Turbomeca Turmo IVC turboshafts
Speed: 248 kph, 154mph mph
Range: 572km, 355miles
Seats: 3+16
Length: 14.06m, 46ft 2in
Span: 15.00m, 3ft 3in
Empty Weight: 3 615kg, 7,970lb
Max T/O Weight: 7 400kg, 16,315lb
Period of Service: 1969 - 1997

Weapons:
None specified

Squadrons:
None specified

Attrition:
15 incidents recorded

SA-330C, H, L Puma

Status: Retired
Manufacturer: Sud Aviation
Country of Manufacture: France
Role: Utility
 
Description:

The serial numbers of SAAF SA330C models were 121-140 except for 139 which was a SA330L.

SAAF 330H models were 141-160 and 184-188. 

SA330L Pumas in SAAF were 161-165, 167,168,170,174,175,178-181 and 183.


Images:

Puma in 1992. Puma in 1993. SA-330H Puma 147 in 1988. SA-330C Puma 125 in original colour scheme. SA-330L Puma 168 original all green scheme.