Saturday, November 16

Kittyhawk’s second Dauphin comes out to play…and we have new sprue shots and a new built up version to show you..

The Military version of the Daulphin II in 1/48th scale is next on Kittyhawk’s hit list of naval helicopters – and we have the newest shots of the second test kit built up. It is getting several modellers pretty excited…

AS365F Dauphin II

1/48th scale
Expected release: Mid-November 2013

AS365F Dauphin II Specifications
Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
Capacity: 10 troops
Length: 13.68 m (44 ft 11 in)
Height: 3.97 m (13 ft 0 in)
Empty weight: 2,380 kg (5,247 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 4,300 kg (9,480 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Turboméca Arriel 2C turboshaft, 635 kW (852 hp) each
Main rotor diameter: 11.94 m (39 ft 2 in)
Main rotor area: 111.98 m2 (1,205.3 sq ft)
Maximum speed: 306 km/h (190 mph; 165 kn)
Service ceiling: 5,865 m (19,242 ft)
Rate of climb: 8.9 m/s (1,750 ft/min)
Guns: Giat M621 20 mm (0.787 in) cannon pods.
Rockets: 68 mm (2.677 in) or 70 mm (2.756 in) unguided rockets.
Matra Mistral air-to-air missiles.
AS 15 TT anti-surface missiles.
HOT anti-tank missiles.

Here are the sprue shots of the completed kit..

Instruction booklet, PE sheet and Decal sheet which includes "glass" I.P.

And here she is built up - a very detailed little chopper which looks great super-detailed..
See the tilting of the rotors - a special feature f the real aircraft captured here
 Note the different variants and load outs shown here in comparison
 Kittyhawk’s Dauphin will be ready for shipment to Distributors the end of this week so expect your LHS to have it in the next few weeks!
Earlier second test shot Dauphin construction....
Kitty hawk are now into advanced phase of the second test shot with their lates 48th scale ‘copter the AS365F Dauphin II. This is the military version of the Eurocopter - the AS365F Dauphin II is a medium-weight multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. It is used for a wide range of military roles, including combat assault, fire support, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, search and rescue, and medical evacuation