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Asset | April 24, 2019

MH-65 short range recovery helicopter

 

Characteristics
Length: 39 feet 2 inches
Rotor Diameter: 17 feet
Height: 13 feet 3 inches
Speed: 148 knots
Range: 290 nautical miles
Endurance: 3 hours
Summary
The MH-65 short range recovery helicopter is conducts short-range rescue missions and is certified for all weather and night time operations but is prohibited from flying under known ice conditions.
Description

The MH-65 Dolphin is a twin-engine, single rotor helicopter with strengths of speed, flexibility and integrated electronics package. The dolphin is the Coast Guard's standard shipboard-deployable aircraft and operates from all flight deck-equipped cutters. Since 2007, the entire fleet has been equipped with new engines that add 40 percent more power and airborne use of force capabilities.