Airbus Helicopters Dauphin 2 & Panther

AS365 Dauphin 2

The AS365 Dauphin is a twin-engine helicopter capable of travelling long ranges, and well suited to operating in climates of a high ambient temperature or at locations of significant altitude.

AS565 Panther

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters) AS565 Panther is the military version of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin medium-weight multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter.

The Panther is used for a wide range of military roles, including combat assault, fire support, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and medical evacuation.



1 or 2 pilots


11 or 12 passengers


13.73 m (45 ft 1 in)


4.06 m (13 ft 4 in)

Empty weight

2,389 kg (5,267 lb)

Max take-off weight

4,300 kg (9,480 lb)


2 × Turboméca Arriel 2C turboshaft

Take-off Power

625 kW (838 hp) each

Main rotor diameter

11.94 m (39 ft 2 in)

Main rotor area

111.98 m2 (1,205.3 sq ft)


Maximum speed

306 km/h (190 mph, 165 kn)

Ferry range

827 km (514 mi, 447 nmi)

Service ceiling

5,865 m (19,242 ft)

Rate of climb

8.9 m/s (1,750 ft/min).


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