Description: The AS 365 Dauphin, 'Dolphin' in English, is a medium-weight twin-engine helicopter derived from SA 360 Dauphin single-engine helicopter. The original model named SA 365 Dauphin 2 first flew in 1975 with the first production aircraft delivered in 1978. The helicopter family is available for civil customers under the AS365 Dauphin designation. The AS565 Panther is the designation for the aircraft tailored for military customers. Aerospatiale of France developed this helicopter family in the 1970s as the Dauphin 2. The company was re-structured in the 1990s becoming Eurocopter and Airbus Helicopters in the mid-2010s. The Dauphin/Panther is equipped with a four-blad main rotor and a Fenestron shrouded tail rotor. It is powered by two Turbomeca Arriel 2C turboshaft engines each rated at 749-shp and allowing a top speed of 278 kilometers per hour. The Arriel 2C2 engine was provided to the models produced in the 2000s.
The Eurocopter AS565 MBe Panther is an enhanced version of the AS565 MB medium-weight twin-engine helicopter. The AS565 MBe enhanced helicopter is powered by two Arriel 2N turboshaft engines with dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) which will offer improved performance in hot-and-high environments. The new model also incorporates new technologies and systems such as the EC155's main gearbox, new Starflex rotor head, and the application of a reinforced main rotor mast. These upgrades provide a 15 percent increase in power for better performance, a significant payload gain, and reductions in maintenance and operating costs. Eurocopter launched the AS365 N3e and AS565 MBe helicopters at Heli-Expo 2011. Certification is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2013, with deliveries targeted to begin in early 2014. The Navy of Indonesia is the launch customer for the AS565 MBe Panther ASW helicopter with 11 aircraft ordered in 2014 with the first aircraft to be delivered in 2015.
AS565 MBe Panther Specifications
Number of Engines: 2
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AS565 MBe Panther News
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