Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  Super Frelon


Country of Origin: France.
Similar Aircraft: Puma, SH-3 Sea King, CH-53 Sea Stallion, HH-3E Jolly Green Giant, Mi-8 Hip.
Crew: Two on flight deck; three in main cabin.
Role: Assault-transport (38 equipped troops), naval operations.
Armament: Torpedoes.
Dimensions: Length: 75 ft, 7 in (23.02 m). Rotor diameter: 62 ft (18.92 m).


Wings: Six-blade main rotor mounted above center of fuselage.

Engine(s): Three turboshafts. Two are mounted side-by-side atop the fuselage forward of main rotor; the third is behind the main rotor. Round air intakes above and behind cockpit.

Fuselage: Boat-hull type with stabilizing floats on either side of body. Nose is round with glassed-in cockpit. Upswept rear section. Fixed landing gear.

Tail: Boom tapers from main body to swept-back, tapered fin. Rotor on left. Single, tapered, and and flat-mounted on the right side of fin.


France, Iraq, Israel, Libya, People's Republic of China, Zaire.

More Super Frelon Art

GTA 44-2-18:  Super Frelon Front
GTA 44-2-18:  Super Frelon Side
GTA 44-2-18:  Super Frelon Bottom