Helicopter Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin. Specifications. A photo.
Helicopter Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin. Specifications. A photo.

Helicopter Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin. Specifications. A photo.


Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin - French twin-engine multipurpose helicopter developed by aircraft manufacturer «Eurocopter Group» commissioned by the US Coast Guard.


Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin Photo


The Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter was designed by the French design engineers based on the model of another helicopter, the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin, however, despite some similarities in their purpose and flight characteristics, aircraft are very different. Typically, the helicopter model Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin is used exclusively for patrolling, observation flights and search and rescue operations. If necessary, this aircraft can be based both on land and on ships, which provides him with a wide range of different capabilities.

The first flight of this aircraft took place in 1980 year, however, initially the aircraft was technically imperfect, and therefore was aimed at further revision in view of what went into production only 1985 year. Despite its more than 30-year history, the helicopter Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin continues to operate to this day.


Photo Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin 


The crew of the Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter consists of two pilots and two additional officers, usually performing a radar survey of the terrain and a visual inspection. If the aircraft of this model is supposed to be used as a search and rescue helicopter, then up to 6 people can be accommodated on board the aircraft. Among other things, the Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter can also be used as an air vehicle, however, due to the limited flight range, the aircraft is rarely operated for such purposes.

In most cases, the helicopter Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin has no arms, but, if necessary, 7,62 mm can be used here. machine gun and rifle fire 12,7 mm., which essentially makes it possible to carry out the enemy fire.

The aircraft Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin is equipped with two turboshaft aircraft engines Turbomeca Arriel 2C2-CG with a thrust of 850 hp. each (depending on the modification), which in turn allows you to carry a large amount of payload on board, and move at distances of up to 658 kilometers at a maximum flight speed of 325 km / h.


Cabin Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin 


Helicopter Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin produced in 6 basic versions:

  • Eurocopter HH-65A Dolphin - Basic production version of the helicopter, equipped with two aircraft engines LTS101-750B-2 735 power in HP each;
  • Eurocopter HH-65B Dolphin - A modified version, equipped with modern avionics and a number of other technical innovations;
  • Eurocopter HH-65C Dolphin - An improved version of the helicopter, equipped with engines Arriel 2C2-CG traction in 935 hp each;
  • Eurocopter MH-65C Dolphin - A special version of the helicopter, equipped with means of arms;
  • Eurocopter MH-65D Dolphin - Version of 2011 years with an updated navigation system, radar, and others not affecting the technical parameters, flight changes;.
  • Eurocopter MH-65E Dolphin - A modified version of the aircraft alleged to be released in the year 2017.


Specifications AgustaWestland AW169.


  • Crew: 2 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 6 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 11,6 m .;
  • The height of the helicopter: 4 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 11,9 m .;
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 3128 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 4300 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 290 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 325 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 658 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 5480 m .;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Turbomeca Arriel 2C2-CG (depending on version);
  • Power: 855 hp (Depending on version).



View other helicopters


Read more on:

Blog and articles