Dauphin Helicopter




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Specifications

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utility
one or two
Turbomeca Arriel
2x 838 shp ea.
45 ft. 4 in.
13 ft. 1 in.
39 ft. 2 in.
5,315 lbs.
9,480 lbs.
190 mph
1,800 fpm
19,250 feet
515 miles
3/31/79
1982



 
Dauphin Helicopter

Dauphin Helicopter

The Dauphin Helicopter, officially Airbus AS 365 Dauphin, is a twin engine, Fenstron equipped, utility helicopter that serves in a multitude of capacities around the world.   It was originally produced by Aérospatiale, that became Eurocopter, and is now Airbus.

In 1980 the Dauphin Helicopter set a number of world speed records.  The French Navy deployed the Dauphin Helicopter for search and rescue missions and on its aircraft carriers soon after its introduction.  Newer versions of the Dauphin Helicopter continue to be deployed by the French Navy today.

Well over 1,000 Dauphin Helicopter and its variants are  currently deployed throughout the world in both military and civil use.  The Chinese produce a version of the Dauphin Helicopter for civil aviation use, under license.

The United States Coast Guard operates the Dauphin Helicopter around the country. It is specially equipped with an infra-red search system, all weather avionics, a 2,640 lb. capacity winch over the starboard door, a searchlight, first aid gear, and a stretcher. In the event of a water ditching, it is equipped with pop out inflatable flotation gear.

RC Dauphin Helicopter - Vario

Dauphin Helicoper

Vario's Dauphin Helicopter is for XTreme mechanics. The 18 piece fuselage kit builds to a length of 66 in., a 12 in. width, and 19 in. height. For power it needs an 11.5 cc engine geared to turn a 63 in. rotor. Weight is around 17 1/2 lbs.




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