Eurocopter AS.365 Dauphin N3 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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Aerospatiale" came to the conclusion, that for best performance the helicopter had to be equipped with two engines. On January 24, 1975, first flew the twin-engine SA-365 C Dauphin equipped with two Turbomeca Arriel-1A of 650 hp each and two days later flew the twin-engine SA366, equipped with two engines Lycoming LTS-101 of 680 hp each (this version is used primarily by the U.S. Coast Guard).

The civil version was designated as SA-365C, with the first deliveries beginning in 1978. 

The version SA-365S-1 – bore engines of Arriel-1 series with 667 hp each, with modified main gearbox, and in version SA-365 C-2 carried two engines Turbomeca Arriel-2C, with max performance of 977 hp.

In 1979, flew the first modernized helicopter with Arriel-1C increased power engines.

Other improvements included the retractable tricycle L/G, increased surface area of the vertical stabilizer, upgraded main gearbox, fairings, main shaft and rotor powerplant.

Further development of the helicopter was held by the consortium Eurocopter, created on January 16, 1992 by “Aerospatiale” and German “EBM”. The first AS-365N3 flew in October 1996 and a year later the AS-365N4 and then, the ES-15.


In 2003, Squadron Helicopters with six Eurocopter AS.365 Aegean Dauphin N3 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

In 2003, Squadron Helicopters with six Eurocopter AS.365 Aegean Dauphin N3.

The Greek AS.365N3 carry such equipment as:
 
FLIR (electro system equipment and infrared camera day) Type Star SAFIRE2
Weather radar with ground display RDR 1400C
Winch of load lifting capability up to 272 kg
Powerful projector Spectrolab SX-16
The cockpit and cabin offer protection from bullets of 7.62 mm

 

Technical description - systems:

The helicopter carries a conventional four-blade bearing rotor with a Fenestron type tail rotor, built in the vertical stabilizer. It has two engines and a retractable tricycle landing gear. The two engines are Turbomeca Arriel-2C, with a maximum power of 977 hp or 730 kW (365 kW each).

The main cabin has a length of 2.3 m, width 2.03 m, height 1.4 m, a volume of 5 m3 and can accommodate up to 10 people. It has 4 large side doors, a front door with dimensions width 1.14 m and 1.16 m height and a rear door width 1.16 m , height 0.87 m.
 

L.S. - ELAKT ( Service aerial means Coast Guard - Greek coastguard )

L.S. - ELAKT (Service aerial means Coast Guard - Greek coastguard) Location : Airport Tatoi Founded:1981 (from 1969, 359Sq M.A.E.D.Y of HAF, undertakes surveillance of marine and coastal areas from the air on behalf of the Coast Guard) Admission: aerial media serving: AS.365 N3 Mission: Policing Greek and international waters, control and protection of the sea from pollution, survey by air, ship control, collecting information on behalf of Y.E.N, transportation of staff and mail, surveillance and woodlands etc.

L.S. - ELAKT (Service aerial means Coast Guard - Greek coastguard) Location : Airport Tatoi
Founded:1981 (from 1969, 359Sq M.A.E.D.Y of HAF, undertakes surveillance of marine and coastal areas from the air on behalf of the Coast Guard)
Admission: aerial media serving: AS.365 N3
Mission: Policing Greek and international waters, control and protection of the sea from pollution, survey by air, ship control, collecting information on behalf of Y.E.N, transportation of staff and mail, surveillance and woodlands etc.

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

Eurocopter AS.365 Dauphin N3 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Aerospatiale
TYPE
Multipurpose helicopter
CREW
1-2
POWER-PLANT
2 x Turbomeca ARRIEL 2C
Power, kW
2 x 580
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m 12,11
Main rotor diameter , m, m
11,94
Tail rotor diameter, m
1,10
Height, m 4,06
WEIGHT
 
Empty kg
2.409
Normal take-off, kg
-
Maximum take-off, kg
4.300
Internal fuel, kg
897 (1.135 lt)
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
306
Cruising speed, km/h
255
Ferry range, km
827
Combat range, km
-
Service ceiling, m
5.865
Static ceiling, m
3.300
Rate of climb, m/sec 8,9
Payload, kg
Up to 10 people or 1.700 kg freight in cabin with the outer hook 1.600 kg

 


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