Aérospatiale SA 360 Dauphin

The Aérospatiale SA 360 Dauphin was a single-engine French utility helicopter.

Much of its design was originally derived from the Alouette III that the Dauphin had been developed as a successor to, and thus shares many features, such as the rotor blades of its four-bladed main rotor, with this earlier rotorcraft.

Specifications

Crew

1 or 2

Capacity

8–9 passengers

Length

13.20 m (43 ft 4 in) including rotor

10.98 m (36 ft) (fuselage length)

Height

3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)

Empty weight

1,580 kg (3,483 lb)

Max take off weight

3,000 kg (6,614 lb)

Powerplant

1 × Turbomeca Astazou XVIIIA turboshaft, 783 kW (1,050 hp)

Main rotor diameter

11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)

Main rotor area

103.9 m2 (1,118 sq ft)

Blade section

NACA 0012

Performance

Cruise speed

274 km/h (170 mph, 148 kn)

Never exceed speed

315 km/h (196 mph, 170 kn)

Range

675 km (419 mi, 364 nmi) (max fuel)

Service ceiling

4,600 m (15,100 ft)

Rate of climb

9 m/s (1,800 ft/min).

 

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