Last ever Dauphin : Airbus Helicopters delivers last AS365N3 to Spanish Customs

I always thought the AS565 Panther looked pretty cool.

First time I saw a Panther was 11 years ago, at Paris Air Show ...of then new AS565MB for Bulgarian Navy (my pics from wet and windy wednesday)

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It was demo with H-Force Weapons System

Then last year at Dubai Air Show, I came across UAE Joint Aviation Command Panther with AS15TT anti ship dummy missile so here ar my pics below :)

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cheers
 
Good to see that the tradition of loading the aircraft to the hilt with gadgets and weapons continues unabated and yet they wonder why the aircraft cant perform in hot weather/crack their hulls/can't lift the advertised load/drink fuel and oil. The pilot entry door was always hated by the pilots because trying to get aboard in a SAR uniform was an exercise in generating sweat. The cracking floors and hulls issues started with Dauphins.
 

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