Agusta Westland Merlin HM Mk 1 Helicopter
The AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin is a medium-lift maritime helicopter which first flew in 1987 and entered service in 1999. The AgustaWestland Merlin HM Mk 1 helicopters pictured are the navy version oh the helicopter and entered service with the Royal Navy in June 2000 and can operate from most of the Royal Navy's current warships.
AgustaWestland Merlin HM1 Specifications:
- Crew: 3–4
- Capacity: Eight troops or four stretchers
- Length: 19.53 m (64 ft 1 in)
- Rotor diameter: 18.59 m (61 ft 0 in)
- Height: 6.62 m (21 ft 8¾ in)
- Empty weight: 10,500 kg (23,149 lb)
- Max. takeoff weight: 14,600 kg (32,188 lb)
- Engines: Three 1,566 kW (2,100 shp) Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322-01 turboshafts
- Never exceed speed: 309 km/h (167 knots, 192 mph)
- Cruise speed: 278 km/h
- Range: 1,389 km (750 nmi, 863 mi)
- Endurance: 5 hours
- Service ceiling: 4,575 m (15,000 ft)
- Up to five cabin mounted machine guns
- Four Sting Ray homing torpedoes or depth charges
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