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AS 565 Panther Multirole Light Helicopter

Crew

2 pilots

Passenger Capacity

10 equipped troops

Maiden Flight

29 February 1984

Entry into Service

1986

Manufacturer

Eurocopter

Operator

Brazil, France, Saudi Arabia and Israeli Defence forces

Rotor Diameter

11.94m

Fenestron Tail Rotor Diameter

1.10m

Overall Length with Rotors Turning

13.73m

Fuselage

12.08m

Width with Blades Folded

3.25m

Height to Top of Rotor Head

3.47m

Height to Top of Fin

4.06m

Length

2.30m

Width

1.92m

Height

1.16m

Volume

6.6m³

Empty Weight

2,380kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight with External Load

4,300kg

Single Load Capacity

1,600kg

Maximum Cargo Swing Load

1,600kg

Guns

Giat M621 20mm cannon pods

Rockets

68mm and 70mm unguided rockets

Missiles

Matra Mistral air-to-air missiles, AS 15 TT anti-surface missiles., HOT anti-tank missiles, and mk46 or Whitehead A.244/S anti-submarine warfare torpedoes

Type

2×Turbomeca Arriel 2C turboshafts

Power Capacity

635kW (851shp) each

Never Exceed Speed

287km/h

Maximum Range with Standard Tanks

792km

Endurance with Standard Tanks

Over 4 hours

Ferry Range

827km

Service Ceiling

5,865m

Rate of Climb

8.9m/s
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