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Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery of AS-565MBe helicopters to Mexico

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During the ceremony held on Wednesday at the Airbus Helicopters' facility in Marignane, the Mexican Navy took the last two Panther AS-565MBe sea-going multi-purpose helicopters, reports TSAMTO.


Airbus Helicopters has completed the delivery of AS-565MBe helicopters to Mexico


The contract for the supply of AS-10MBe Panther 565 helicopters was signed in 2014 year.

Initially, deliveries were supposed to start in 2017 and complete on 2018, but at the request of the Mexican command, Airbus Helicopters accelerated production to complete the transfer of the ordered vehicles before the end of the year.

The AS-565MBe helicopters are designed to carry out search and rescue operations, combat drug trafficking, protect the coastal zone, evacuate victims of natural disasters at sea, the publication said.

It is reported that the S-565MBe is the most modern version of the Panther line: “It is equipped with a four-axis autopilot, a tail rotor, two Safran Arriel 2N hp 1129 hp engines, adapted for operation in hot conditions at high altitudes, its maximum speed is to 278 km / h, maximum take-off weight - 4500 kg, flight range - up to 781 km. " The machine is designed to carry up to 10 passengers (crew - 2 person).

Along with the helicopters, related equipment has been supplied, such as cargo hooks, rescue winches, IR front-vision systems (FLIR) for night rescue operations, etc.

Depending on the equipment, the machine can be airborne for up to 4 hours.
Photos used:
airbus.com
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  1. san4es
    san4es 8 December 2017 16: 26 New
    +7
    AS-565MBe Panther (Panther)

    1. Chertt
      Chertt 8 December 2017 16: 36 New
      +4
      Where are the Russian "sales people" We have a good and not expensive "Ansat"
      1. san4es
        san4es 8 December 2017 16: 45 New
        +8
        Quote: Chertt
        We have a good and not expensive Ansat

        ... he is weaker recourse
        Crew: 2 (1) pilot
        Passenger capacity: up to 7 passengers
        Payload: 1300 kg (inside the passenger compartment)
        Length: 13,543 m
        Fuselage length without tail boom: 6,91 m
        Height: 3,56 m
        Track Chassis: 2,5 m
        Maximum take-off weight: 3300 kg (civilian version 3600 kg).
        Powerplant: 2 × theater Pratt & Whitney RW-207K
        Engine power: 2 × 630 liters. with. (2 × 463 kW (take-off))
        Dimensions of the cargo compartment
        Length: 3,5 m
        Width: 1,68 m
        Height: 1,3 m
        Flight characteristics
        Speed ​​limit: 275 km / h
        Cruising speed: 250 km / h
        Practical range: 510 km
        Ferry range: 635 km (maximum)
        Service ceiling: 5700 m
        Static ceiling: 3600 m
        Rate of climb: m / s 21,5
      2. svp67
        svp67 8 December 2017 19: 17 New
        +3
        Quote: Chertt
        Where are the Russian "sales people" We have a good and not expensive "Ansat"

        We have a “Killer Whale”, that’s the full analogue of this “Watermelon”, but as if it’s not ....
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 8 December 2017 19: 33 New
          +4
          Quote: svp67
          We have a "Killer whale"

          Yes. Looked at the performance characteristics. Very worthy machine. Why not hear much about her
          1. svp67
            svp67 8 December 2017 19: 44 New
            +2
            Quote: Chertt
            Why not hear much about her

            Questions are not for me. There are engines, for the military version there is a problem ... They hoped for Motor Sich ... There is also a civilian version with foreign engines, but something doesn’t go beyond exhibition copies, but it's a pity.
  2. assa67
    assa67 8 December 2017 16: 33 New
    +7
    and where so 10 passengers will fit, it will be a bit crowded ....? ..... but the drug, bypassing the Trump wall, is to carry the most ... and the cable and winches will come in handy .. thoughtful Mexicans laughing
  3. Nikolay R-PM
    Nikolay R-PM 8 December 2017 20: 13 New
    +2
    Unfortunately, our As565 exists only as prototype Ka-60/62 prototypes. he has a maximum take-off weight of two tons less