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Chetak ovet the great Thar desert, inhabited by semi-nomads and camels Country of origin: France.

Type: Light utility helicopter.

Powerplant: One Turbomeca Artouste IIIB turboshaft of 870 shp.

Capacity: Upto six passengers or 500 kg load.

Armament (anti-tank version): Four AS-11 wire guided missiles.

Maximum take off weight: 2250 kg.

Maximum cruise speed: 220 kmph (136 mph).

Hovering ceiling (i.g.e.): 1750 m(5740 ft.).

Chetak used for air-sea rescue off the Saurashtra coast