Eurocopter 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 AS565 Panther is the military version of the Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin medium weight multipurpose 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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