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Here is a Coast Guard Helicopter I built, the ship that you see was done by my friend Disy and you can download his creations here. http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/disy/

The Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin is a twin-engined, single main rotor, MEDEVAC-capable Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter operated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). It is a variant of the French-built Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin.

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The SA366 G1 Dauphin version was selected by the United States Coast Guard in 1979 as its new short range recovery (SRR) air-sea rescue helicopter, replacing the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guard. In total 99 helicopters, optimised for the USCG's search and rescue role tasks and given the designation HH-65A Dolphin, were acquired. Unlike the HH-52, the HH-65A is not able to perform water landings.[1] The HH-65 normally carries a crew of four: Pilot, Copilot, Flight Mechanic and Rescue Swimmer.

The Dolphin was manufactured by Aerospatiale Helicopter Corporation (now American Eurocopter) in Grand Prairie, Texas. Textron Lycoming (nowHoneywell) built the Dolphin's LTS101-750B-2 turboshaft engines in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Rockwell Collins manufactured the HH-65's electronic systems in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.[1]

The HH-65 Dolphin is used for homeland security patrols, cargo, drug interdiction, ice breaking, military readiness, pollution control, and search and rescue missions. The HH-65 is known for its Fenestron tail rotor and its autopilot capabilities, which can complete an unaided approach to the water and bring the aircraft into a stable 50 ft (15 m) hover, or automatically fly search patterns, an ability which allows the crew to engage in other tasks.

In order to comply with U.S. regulations relating to local content (based primarily on the value of individual components of the aircraft), engineering changes were required o notably, the SA365's originalTurbomeca Arriel engines were replaced with LTS101-750B-2 powerplants, which at the time represented the cutting edge of turboshaft design. Unfortunately, initial teething problems with this engine worsened as the HH-65's weight grew, resulting in several in-flight loss-of-power events. The USCG funded a program to improve engine reliability, but the resulting LTS101-850 failed to meet expectations.

In 1994, the USCG therefore held a fast-track competition to select a new powerplant, and in March 2004 the Guard announced the selection of the Turbomeca Arriel 2C2-CG, already installed on the EC155. This upgrade began in 2004, and has resulted in a safer and more capable aircraft. These modified HH-65As and HH-65Bs, which also gained new avionics and other enhancements, have been designated as HH-65Cs.

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http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/disy/ - Creator of Coast Guard Ice Breaker
CreditDisy, Oddishboy
Progress100% complete
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  • Oddishboy
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Cake
  • January 1, 2014, 11:01 am
To whom it may concern (no one), I was "lucky enough" per say to see one of these irl in action. I was on a cruise ship over Christmas break and a man jumped overboard into the ocean, and the Coastguard flew out to the ship with one of these bad boys and helped look. They never found him...
  • Oddishboy
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Cake
  • August 20, 2013, 12:07 pm
Thanks for the support guys! This was my very first piece of MC artwork and I have been making more ever since! And a big thanks to STEALTHy for inspiring me to make the render!
  • STEALTHy
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Soldier
  • August 20, 2013, 1:05 pm
No problem.
Nice STEALTHy!

BTW its sickman221
  • BojanV03
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Baconator
  • June 8, 2013, 5:14 am
looks amazing :)
  • ST_RD_ST
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Guard
  • June 6, 2013, 2:05 am
woohoo! zeppelin mod!
nice ;)
Wow looks so much like the real thing! I love the design of this helicopter! Its sleek and fast!

Also one question... i know this might sound dumb but why do some helicopters have the tail rotor inside of the tail?
  • STEALTHy
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Soldier
  • June 5, 2013, 3:03 am
I'm no expert and I didn't even spend time to find out why, but my guess is to minimize drag that is caused by the tail rotor would be my guess.
Oh! Yeah i had a similar guess too! I though it would make it faster but also it might even be for more protection!?
  • evil_again
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Blacksmith
  • June 5, 2013, 1:44 am
nice ;D
  • dawgt_11
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • February 7, 2013, 5:26 pm
i love it, my brother is actually in the Coast Guard, station in Elizabeth City Nc
  • STEALTHy
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Soldier
  • February 8, 2013, 4:32 pm
Well I'm glad to here that I love the service members apart of the Coast Guard they get to play with some fun toys per say. ;)

I aspire to become a Search and Rescue Helicopter Pilot for the Coast Guard for a short while before I take a course into the Air Force or Navy.

"Semper Paratus"
  • Unit1224
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • December 1, 2012, 6:55 am
Awesome!

Ever tried making an HH-60j? I think it would look awesome...
  • StarOtter
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Network
  • November 19, 2012, 4:41 pm
what a kick ass project DIAMOND! :)
How do i download projects somebody explain PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!
  • STEALTHy
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Soldier
  • July 31, 2012, 5:58 pm
I put out all my vehicles in a world save for you guys.
I just want to know how to download it :(
You have to download mcedit and then look up on Youtube how to import mcedit schematics

I got this from STEALTHy so thank him!
  • hans2707
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Miner
  • July 5, 2012, 2:17 am
cool:D
  • kingck
  • Level 49
  • Master Sailor
  • July 3, 2012, 9:39 pm
hey would you be interested in doing some helicopters for the OIO team?
  • STEALTHy
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Soldier
  • July 3, 2012, 11:49 pm
Sure just tell me what to build.
  • standyland
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Grump
  • July 1, 2012, 4:53 pm
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]Great work man, * diamond, check out my project?[/color][/size]
[size=12px][color=rgb(24,126,16)]http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/standylands-candyland/[/color][/size]
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]took me a long time to make.[/color][/size]
  • Disy
  • Level 25
  • Expert Engineer
  • July 1, 2012, 4:28 pm
Awesome STEALTHy! :)
  • STEALTHy
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Soldier
  • July 1, 2012, 4:32 pm
No offence but I thought your helicopter sucked so I made one for you. :)
  • Disy
  • Level 25
  • Expert Engineer
  • July 1, 2012, 9:24 pm
lol none taken! I'll replace mine with yours once I finish your ship. :)
i'm almost done with it, oh and i've made you a nice hovercraft with the ship ;).

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