Aerospatiale SA360 Dauphin

Derived from Alouette III

Aerospatiale SA360 Dauphin

The single engine Dauphin 1 (sic) ( sometimes Dauphine and English Dolphin ) first flew on June 1, 1972 and broke 3 world speed records in 1973. The SA360 was developed as a replacement for the Alouette III but offered little advantage over its predecessor and production was cancelled after 34 SA360C production aircraft were built since April 1975.

Further developments includes (all conversions) 1 SA360A naval helicopter and 3 SA361 hot and high version with a more powerful engine.

Deliveries started in January 1976 but in the meantime a twin-engine derivative, the SA365 Dauphin 2 completed its maiden flight. This new model proved to be very successful in both civil and military market and its last offspring, the EC155, first flew 25 years later.

  Derivatives & Versions of SA360 Dauphin

SA361 Dauphin

1973 Three hot and high SA360C conversions fitted with more powerful engine Astazou XX of 1300 shp. One of them converted to military variant SA361HCL ...
SA365 Dauphin 2

1975 Developed as a twin-engine version of the previous SA.360/1 Dauphin, the SA.365 first flew on January 24, 1975 entering production in 1978. Was s ...
Construction Numbers 001 & 2 SA360 prototypes 01jun72 1... 35 aircraft SA360 003 & 4 Aerospatiale SA365C prototypes ...

  List of Operators of SA360 Dauphin

Years Model Org
1972/78 france Aerospatiale
1978/83 france Aéronautique Navale

  Global Distribution of SA360 Dauphin


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