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Eurocopter AS 350 Ecureuil

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The Ecureuil (or Squirrel) is Europe's most successful helicopter.  Initially developed by Aerospatiale, the AS 350 first flew in 1974.  The AS 350 is marketed in the United States as the AStar or SuperStar.

A twin-engine version, the AS 355 Ecureuil 2, first flew in 1979.  This helicopter is marketed in the United States as the TwinStar.  Over 2,700 of all versions had been built by the end of 1998.

Specifications (AS 350 B3)





Type: Utility Helicopter
Capacity: 6 seats (typical)
Engine: one 848 hp (632 kW) Turbomeca Arriel 2B turboshaft
AS 350: single engine version
AS 355: twin engine version
AS 550: military version of the AS 350 (named Fennec)
AS 555: military version of the AS 355 (also named Fennec)

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