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In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

Sud Aviation SA-3130/SA-315 Alouette II


The first Alouette helicopter, the SE3120 Alouette was developed in 1950 and made its first flight in July 1951.
It happened to be to complex to become a commercial success.

Sud-Est (SNCASE) was ordered to develop within two years a new helicopter, which must be put in production. SNCASE designed seven different type all equipped with a turbine engine, designations: X.310A - X.310G.
Turboméca had developed a new 190 kW turbine engine, the Artouste, which was selected to propel design X.310G.
This combination was successful and the design was de predecessor of the SE 3130 Alouette II, which made is maiden flight on March 12, 1955. On June 6, 1951 a pre production model flew an hight record of 8209 m.
In July 1956 the first rescue by helicopter was made by a Alouette.
In May 1957 the type received its civil flight certificates.
Production ended in 1975 and over 1500 Alouette II's were built. The type was also built under license in Brazil, India, Sweden and the US.


SE 3130 Alouette II:
designated as SA 313B Alouette from 1967 and on.
  • HKP 2 Alouette II : SE 3130 built under Swedish license.
  • SE 3131 Gouverneur: refined passenger version with enclosed tail. This version led to the later Alouette III.
SE 3140 Alouette II:
never produced version with a 298 kW Turboméca Turma II turbine engine.
SE 3150 Alouette Astazou:
a version with a 410 kW Turboméca Astazou IIA engine and strengthened transmission (originating from the Alouette III).
SE 3180 Alouette II:
development of the& SE 3150; From 1967 designated as SA 318C Alouette II.
  • HAL Chetak: SE 3180 license built in India.
SA 315B Lama:
Development in 1968 of the SE.3150 for India. It needed to operate at larger heights. Since 1972 height record for helicopters of 12.442 meter. Differed from original Alouette II in strengthened airframe, three blade tail rotor, absorbers at front of the undercarriage and further protection of the shaft.
  • HB 315B Gaviao: SA 315B Lama built in Brasil under license.
  • HAL Cheetah: SA 315B Lama bult under license in India.
  • HAL Lancer: improved version of the HAL Cheetah.


Technical information
Length with rotor 12,1 m Rotor diameter: 10,2 m
Height: 2,75m Tail Rotor diameter: - m
Empty weight: 850 kg Full weight: 1600 kg
Max. speed: 205 km/hr Cruising speed: - km/hr
Range: 720 km Service ceiling: - m
Motortype: One Turbomeca Artouste IIIB rated 870 hp
Crew: Two
Armament: None


Information about Dutch aircraft.

Close-up van Alouette II, registratie H-4, laag boven de grond.
Close-up of Alouette II, serial H-4.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Landing van Alouette II gezien vanuit de cockpit.
Instrument panel of the Alouette II
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Cockpit van een Alouette II.
Instrument panel of the Alouette II
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Helikopter Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette II, in gebruik bij de KLu 1959-1965, registratie nr. H-5, voorzien van een lier en ingedeeld bij de SAR-vlucht, de speciale reddingseenheid die aanvankelijk op de vliegbasis Ypenburg was gevestigd met een dependance op de Waddeneilanden en Leeuwarden. Foto waarschijnlijk genomen in Nederlands Nieuw-Guinea.
Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette II, serial H-5, with a hoist as part of the SAR flight.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Bezoek van de Minister van Defensie Jong aan Nieuw-Milligen.
A visit of the Dutch Minister of Defence, P. de Jong sitting in an Alouette II at Nieuw-Milligen.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Onderhoudswerkzaamheden aan een Alouette II SAR helikopter van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht.
Maintenance of an Alouette II .
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]
Alouette II, registratie H-2, geparkeerd op Ypenburg. Op de achtergrond een Fokker S.14.
Alouette II, serial H-2, parked at air base Ypenburg. on the background a Fokker S.14 is visible.
[Enclosed photo from BeeldBank NIMH. Click on photo for ordering information]


SerialConstr. nr.Date in serviceDate out of serviceNotes
H-1 1201-81C     Became F-WNLO, F-BNLO, EP-HSL
H-2 1202-82C   09-04-1972 Written off.
H-3 1203-83C   07-07-1973 Written off.
H-4 1208-84C     Became F-WNGI, F-BNGI, 5N-ACI, F-BMRF
H-5 1209-85C     Became F-BOEG, 5N-AI B
H-6 1210-86C     Became F-BOEH and modified to Lama c/n 02
H-7 1501-246C   15-02-1965 Accident.
Written off being severely damaged during transport.
H-8 1502-247C     Became F-WNGJ, F-BNGJ, F-BRQB


1/72nd Scale


  • Extra Tech
    • Kit A7205: Model of a SA313B Alouette II with wheeled undercarriage (Aeronavale, KLu)
    • Kit A7201: Model of a SA313B Alouette II with skids
  • Mach2
    • Kit PG.025: Model of a SE313 Alouette II (skids/floats)

Modelling add-on

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  • Dutch Decal
    • Set 72078: Alouette III, Alouette II (KLu)

1/48th Scale


  • Heller
    • Kit 5HV80479: SA313 Alouette II met ski onderstel

Modelling add-on

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SchemeColour nameFS numberBS numberHumbrolXtraColorVallejo Model ColorVallejo Model Air
Standard #1Overall Dark Green     116 X116 70.893 71.016
Officially the Aircraft were dark green, but in the real world the colour was merely a dark blue grey colour.

Check for an extensive conversion table with lots of colour and paint systems.

Kleurenschema SudAviation-AlouetteII-1.
Alouettte II, delivery scheme.
Kleurenschema SudAviation-AlouetteII.
Alouettte II SAR version.



Van Brik tot Starfighter H. Hooftman   1965 La Rivière and Voorhoeve - Zwolle
Nederlandse Militaire Luchtvaart in Beeld. deel 2 Hugo Hooftman Pag. 131 1977 Uitgever Europese Bibliotheek, Zaltbommel
Dutch Military Aviation 1945-1978 Paul A. Jackson Pag. 110, 117 1978 Uitgever Midland Countries Publications, Leicester
Squadrons van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht Willem Helfferich Pag. 65 1983 Uitgever Unieboek b.v., Houten
KLu Vliegtuigen: De vliegtuigen van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht vanaf 1913 Wim Schoenmaker & Thijs Postma Pag. 132 1987 Uitgeverij De Alk, Alkmaar
Luchtvaartwereld; 3e jaargang nummer 6: Alouette II van de Theo Wesselink pag. 180 -182 1986 Uitgeverij Ten Brink, Meppel
Squadrons van de Koninklijke Luchtmacht (derde herzien druk) Willem Helfferich pag. 33 - 35 1994 Uitgevers Wyt, Rotterdam
Camouflage and Kentekens J.Greuter e.a.   1997 Bonneville – Bergen (NH)