Model, Static, Aerospatiale/Eurocopter HH-65A Dolphin, U.S. Coast Guard

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This object is on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Model, Static, Aerospatiale/Eurocopter HH-65A Dolphin, U.S. Coast Guard

Collection Item Summary:

Label 1:

Eurocopter HH-65A Dolphin

1/32 Scale

Since 1984, the HH-65 has been the primary short-range search and rescue helicopter for the U.S. Coast Guard. It also supports law enforcement, drug interdiction, and ice-breaking missions. The type originated in France as the Aérospatiale (now EADS) SA.360, which first flew in 1972.

Gift of EADS, Inc.

Label 2:

Eurocopter HH-65A Dolphin (SA.366G Dauphin)

Since 1984, the HH-65 has been the primary short-range search and rescue helicopter for U.S. Coast Guard. The Dolphin also supports law enforcement, drug interdiction, and ice-breaking missions. The type originated in France as the Aérospatiale (now EADS) SA.360 and first flew in 1972. The current SA.366G-2 model features twin engines for safety, emergency pop-out floats, and a winch capable of lifting 272 kg (600 lb). Its avionics package allows the pilot to shoot an approach to a 50-foot hover in zero visibility without touching the controls and features radar that can see out to 193 kilometers (120 miles). The innovative fenestron tail-fan helps to reduce noise levels and is much safer than a conventional tail rotor during operations aboard ship.

Including four trials aircraft, the Coast Guard has accepted 100 HH-65s, which have performed nearly 60,000 search and rescue missions. The Coast Guard originally adopted the high-visibility red color scheme for use in the Arctic, but has now retained it on all Dolphins.

Rotor Diameter: 11.94 m (39 ft 2 in)

Length: 11.63 m (38 ft 2 in)

Height: 3.99 m (13 ft 1 in)

Weight, empty: 2763 kg (6,092 lb)

Weight, gross: 4,037 kg (8,900 lb)

Engine: 2 x Honeywell LTS-101-750B-2 turbines, 680 shp each

Crew: 4 - Pilot, Copilot, Crew Chief, Rescue Swimmer

Manufacturer: Aérospatiale, 1985

Collection Item Long Description:

Date

ca. 1998

Inventory Number

A20030037000

Physical Description

1/32 scale; painted wood model in orange and white scheme; no undercarriage; black painted wood stand

Credit Line

Gift of EADS North America.

Country of Origin

United States of America

Materials

Model is composed of wood, plastic, resin, and paint.

Dimensions

Model: 21.6 x 35.6 x 38.1cm (8 1/2 in. x 14 in. x 15 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Type

MODELS-Rotary Wing

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