HH-65A Dolphin coast guard

• Search and rescue • Coastal patrol • Utility helicopter

Подпись:HH-65A Dolphin coast guardSpeeding to the rescue with the

US Coast Guard, the HH-65 Dolphin has saved hundreds of lives since its was introduced in 1987. Serving in coastal locations across America, this short-rango recovery version of the Eurocopter Dauphin multi-role helicopter has demonstrated impressive versatility. Fitted with advanced avionics and search equipment, the Dolphin is first to the rescue whatever the weather.

A Short-range rescue

Подпись:Подпись:HH-65A Dolphin coast guardThe НН-Б5А is the short-range component of the modernised Coast Guard fleet, operating alongside the longer ranged HH-60J Jayhawk and fixed-wing HU-25 Guardian, a version of the French Dassault Falcon 20.

Подпись:Advanced cockpit ►

The Dolphin’s modern cockpit is designed for minimum effort all-weather operations and includes comprehensive radio systems and datahnk. The flight dock normally houses two. but it can be flown by a single pilot.

Подпись: FACTS AND FIGURES ► Подпись: I

Israel purchased two HH-65s, and in trials operated them trom the navy’s Meet of fast patrol craft.

The Dolphin was criticised for lacking power in hot and high conditions, but «• re-engining programme was cancelled

>■ Two HH-65s ore used by the US Navy test centre at Patuxent River. Maryland.

► Flotation bags allow waterborne ditchings In bad weather – up to sea state five.

>■ The crow can be supplemented by a rescue diver for special missions.

>• Dolphins were purchased to replace the elderly Sikorsky HH-52.

Eurocopter HH-65A Dolphin – coast guard


HH-65A Dolphin coast guard

HH-65A Dolphin

Type: snort range соззг guard seareh-and – rescue helicopter

Powerplant: two 507 kW (680-hp) Textron Lycoming LTSIOt-750 turboshaft engnes

Maximum speed: 324 ктЛі (200 m p h)

Operational radius: 760 km (470 mi.) with тахігтжп fuel and 400 km (250 mi.) with maximum passenger payload, no external fuel earned

Endurance: t hours

Weights: empty 2718 kg (5.9B0 lb ): loaded 4050 kg (8.9Ю to)


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avionics and.1 searchlight, tlu* ІІП-65Л is ideal for short-range rescue work.

Although the Dolphin lias Іч-еп a success, there was controversy over complaints voiced by the I Slloast Guard that tlte aircraft lacked power, especially in the hot conditions around die coastlines of California and Florida in die summer. Ke-engimng the helicopter was considered, Ihii a-jectod on the grounds of cost


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The HH-65A is seen here with its stablemate, the improved Eurocoptcr Panther BOO. A more powerful and upgraded development, the Panther seems unlikely to serve with the USCG, which was not entirely satisfied with the Dolphin.


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HH-65A Dolphin


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HH-65A Dolphin coast guard



HH-65A Dolphin coast guard

■ HU-25 GUARDIAN: Derived from tho Dassault Falcon 20. the HU-25 can fty counter­smuggling or long-range rescue missions


■ SCHWEIZER RV-8: For covert spying against smugglers, the low-light TV-equipped RV-8 wears a tow-visibility pamt scheme.


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