Eurocopter AS-565 Panther
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The Eurocopter AS-565 Panther is a military variant of the AS-365 Dauphin 2's helicopter. It is specially designed for naval missions. But some of them are used by army aviations, like in Brazil.
AS-565 Panther are used in Angola, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and UAE.
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- Gaillard, Pierre, Avions et hélicoptères militaires d'aujourd'hui Paris, France : Larivière éditions, 1999. ISBN: 2-907051-24-5.
- Frawley, Gerard, The international directory of military aircraft 2002/2003 . London: Aerospace Publication, 2002. ISBN: 1-875671-55-2.
Images for kids
Multiple Helibras HM-1 Pantera in various states of assembly in Brazil, 2004
Panther in flight; note the disc-shaped ASW array under the nose
Israeli AS565MA Atalef, 2007
A Mexican marine AS565 hovers over the deck of Frankfurt Am Main during multi-national exercise
An AS565 of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces