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AW101 (EH101) Merlin / Cormorant Utility Helicopter

Crew

Two or three pilots

Capacity

30

Maiden Flight

9 October 1987

Entry into Service

2000

Manufacturer

AgustaWestland

Operators

Royal Navy, Italian Navy, Danish Air Force, Indian Air Force, Royal Air Force and Portuguese Air Force

Length with Both Rotors Turning

22.80m

Width Excluding Main Rotor

4.55m

Overall Height

6.65m

Main Rotor Diameter

18.6m

Tail Rotor Diameter

4m

Rear Loading Ramp / Door

H 1.8m x W 2.1m

Length

6.5m

Crew

Two or three pilots + 30 passengers

Maximum Width

2.5m

Capacity

30

Width at Floor

2.25m

Maiden Flight

9 October 1987

Entry into Service

2000

Height

1.8m

Manufacturer

AgustaWestland

Volume

31.5m³

Operators

Royal Navy, Italian Navy, Indian Air Force, Royal Air Force and Portuguese Air Force

Length With Both Rotors Turning

22.8m

Width Excluding Main Rotor

4.55m

Overall Height

6.65m

Main Rotor Diameter

18.6m

Tail Rotor Diameter

4m

Rear Loading Ramp / Door

H 1.8m x W 2.1m

Width at Floor

2.25m

Empty Weight

10,500kg

Useful Load

5,443kg

Maximum Width

2.5m

Maximum Take-Off Weight

15,600kg

Height

1.8m

Length

6.5m

Volume

31.5m³

Empty Weight

10,500kg

Type

3 x GE T700-T6A/3 or 3 x RR T-M RTM 322-02

Useful Load

5,443kg

Take-Off, Rating

3 x 1491(GE), 3 x 1567 (RR T-M)

Maximum Continuous, Rating

3 x 1327 kW (GE), 3 x 1375 kW (RR T-M)

Maximum Take-Off Weight

15,600kg

Armament

5 × general purpose machine guns, 960kg (2,116lb) of anti-ship missiles (up to 2), homing torpedoes (up to 4), depth charges and rockets

Maximum Take-Off Weight

14,600kg

Never-Exceed Speed, The Dash Speed

167kt (309km/h)

Normal Cruise Speed

150kt (278km/h)

Range With Four Fuel Tanks

1,100km (610km)

Range With Five Fuel Tanks

1,300km (750km)

Maximum Range

927km

Endurance

4 hours 50 mins

Service Ceiling

4,575m

Type

3 x GE T700-T6A/3 or 3 x RR T-M RTM 322-02

Take-Off, Rating

3 x 1491(GE), 3 x 1567 (RR T-M)

Maximum Continuous, Rating

3 x 1,327kW (GE), 3 x 1,375kW (RR T-M)

Maximum Take-Off Weight

14,600kg

Never-Exceed Speed, The Dash Speed

167kt (309km/h)

Normal Cruise Speed

150kt (278km/h)

Range With Four Fuel Tanks

1,100km (610km)

Range With Five Fuel Tanks

1,300km (750km)

Maximum Range

927km

Endurance

4 hours 50 mins

Service Ceiling

4,575m

Armament

5× general purpose machine guns, 960 kg (2,116 lb) of anti-ship missiles (up to 2), homing torpedoes (up to 4), depth charges and rockets
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