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The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101. Specifications. A photo.
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The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101. Specifications. A photo.

The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101. Specifications. A photo.

 

AgustaWestland AW 101 - a multi-purpose, medium-duty helicopter, manufactured by the Italian aircraft manufacturer «AgustaWestland» with 1999 years.

 

Photo AgustaWestland AW 101

 

The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 was developed through the joint efforts of the British and Italian engineers, with the first work on the design of multipurpose aircraft began in 1985 year. Initially, the helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 model designed exclusively for military use, but, later, the aircraft was also used extensively as a vehicle, and in civil aviation, which received several less common, however, in fact, could be a substitute for a number of already highly obsolete equipment.

Design and construction of helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 in general very strongly resembles the design of another helicopter - Sikorsky S-61, on the basis of which the development took place. However, this vehicle was more widespread in the military sphere, and in some cases simply indispensable for transporting large and bulky goods.

 

AgustaWestland AW 101 photo

 

This means the air can have a combat assignment, in particular a helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 positioned as well as anti-submarine helicopter, capable of carrying weapons as four anti-submarine torpedo or an equivalent amount of depth charges. However, experts doubt the effectiveness of this helicopter in open battle because of its rather large dimensions and low maneuverability, all the more so in actual combat, this aircraft has never been used.

On board his helicopter model AgustaWestland AW 101 45 can carry up to soldiers, or else to 5 thousand kilogram payload, if the aircraft is operated in a vehicle that is inherently superior to most modern helicopters.

Powerplant AgustaWestland AW 101 consists of three turboshaft engines Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322-01, each of which is capable of traction in 2100 hp, and ensures a high load capacity of the car, and quite reasonable flight speed component in the peak value of the order 310 km \ h.

 

HelicopterAgustaWestland AW 101

 

Depending on the output modification helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 can also be used as a search and rescue aircraft, but the maximum flight range of the aircraft is very much limited, and is, depending on the version, only 830 kilometers.

The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 produced in dozens of different modifications:

  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 110- The basic production version of the helicopter, used by naval forces to find and destroy enemy submarines;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 111 - A modified version developed at the request of the Royal Navy of Great Britain;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 112 - Version of the early detection of enemy sea. Not equipped with weapons;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Series 200 - An improved version of a helicopter designed to carry troops.
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Series 200 Heliliner - The civil version of the helicopter, manufactured with 2000 year;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Series 310 - A modified version of a civilian helicopter designed for maintenance of oil rigs. The production was not running;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 410 - Transport helicopter for the Italian version of the CPA;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 411 - Transport helicopter variant developed, medium-duty commissioned the UK;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 413 - A modified version designed for landing special forces;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 500 - The civilian version of the aircraft with a rear ramp for loading of bulky cargo;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 511 - Version of the search and rescue helicopter designed for export to Canada;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 512 - Special modified version developed for the Air Force of Denmark;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 514 - Modification of the search and rescue helicopter for the Portuguese Air Force;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 515 - A special version developed by order of the Portuguese Air Force;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 516 - The Portuguese version of the search and rescue of military helicopters;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 518 - Modification of the Navy developed by request of Japan;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 519 - A special version developed for the US Navy;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 611 - A modified version of the search and rescue helicopter;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 612 - The military version of the search and rescue helicopter developed by request of the Norwegian Air Force;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HM1 - An improved version of analogue AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 111;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HM2 - A modified version of the AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HM1 for the Royal Navy of Great Britain;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HC3 - An updated version of the version of the AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 411, with minor technical improvements;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HC3A - An improved version of the version of AgustaWestland AW 101 Model 512 commissioned by the Danish Air Force;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HC3i - Modification version AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HC3 with a number of technical and design improvements;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HC4 / 4A - A modified version of the AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin HC3A;
  • AgustaWestland AW 101 Merlin ASaC5 - An updated version of the AgustaWestland AW 101 Model with better equipment;
  • AgustaWestland CH-148 Petrel - Modification posted on the ships, which is anti-helicopter, equipped with two torpedoes protivosubmarinnymi designed commissioned the Canadian Navy;
  • AgustaWestland CH-149 Chimo - A modified version of the search and rescue helicopter, developed by request of the Canadian Navy;
  • AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant - An improved version of the helicopter AgustaWestland CH-149 Chimo;
  • Lockheed Martin VH-71 Kestrel - Draft presidential helicopter, developed by the US request. The production was not running;
  • AgustaWestland SH-101A - Military helicopter designed for peacekeeping missions;
  • AgustaWestland EH-101A - Helicopter early detection of enemy sea;
  • AgustaWestland UH-101A - Modification of the special military helicopter, developed in 2012 year;
  • AgustaWestland HH-101A - A modified version of version of AgustaWestland UH-101A, developed by request of the Italian army.

 

Specifications AgustaWestland AW 101.

 

  • Crew: 3-4 people (depending on version);
  • Capacity: 45 people (depending on version);
  • helicopter length: 19,53 m (depending on version).
  • The height of the helicopter: 6,62 m (depending on version).
  • The diameter of the rotor: 18,6 m (depending on version).
  • Weight of empty helicopter: 10500 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 14600 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 278 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 310 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 833 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4575 m .;
  • Powerplant: 3 × Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322-01 (depending on version);
  • Power: 3 × 2100 hp (Depending on version).

 

The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101. Gallery.

The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 runwayThe helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 on earthThe helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 open ladder

The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 after take-off side viewThe helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 in flightThe helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 in tandem flight

The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 prepares for landingThe helicopter took off AgustaWestland AW 101The helicopter AgustaWestland AW 101 closeup

 

 

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