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AW159 Wildcat HMA2


AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat HMA2

Originally referenced as the Wildcat HMA.1 in official Royal Navy communications, from c May 2013, it began to be referred to as the Wildcat HMA.2 (the British Army version is known as the Wildcat AH.1).

Model News

Royal Navy Wildcat Deployed on German Frigate, 14-Jul-17 : For the first time Royal Navy new Wildcat deployed on a foreign vessel spending 7 weeks with the German Bundesmarine frigate Lübeck

Lynx / Sea Venom Missile Compatibility Test, 05-Apr-17 : QinetiQ and the Royal Navy conducted trials at Boscombe Down between a Lynx Mk8 helicopter and the MBDA Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile

UK MoD £271M Contract for Wildcat WIST, 09-Jan-17 : UK Ministry Of Defence signed the 5 years long £271 Million AW159 Wildcat Integrated Support & Training (WIST) contract for Army and Navy helicopters. The 62nd and final AW159 was delivered last month

UK 815 NAS Starts Receiving AW159 Wildcat, 19-Apr-16 : 815 Naval Air Squadron received first four of 12 new AW159 Wildcats begining the transition from the Westland Lynx after 35 years. The unit Lynx Mk8 will be completely replaced by mid next year

Wildcat in St Helena. First South Atlantic Deployment, 23-Oct-15 : Royal Navy HMS Lancaster’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter became the first rotary-wing aircraft to land at the island of St Helena’s new airport during the frigate South Atlantic Patrol deployment

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Engine: 2 x RR CTS800-4N 1362shp
Capacity: 2
Length: (m) 15.22
Height: (m) 3.73
Blades: 4
Rotor diam.: (m) 12.8
Disc area: (m2) 128.71
Weight: (kgs) Empty: 4700     Max: 6250
Speed: (km/h)     Max: 291
Range: (km) 778
Ceiling: (m)
Rate/Climb: (m/min)

List of Operators of AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat HMA2

From Organisation with model AW159 Wildcat HMA2
united kingdom AgustaWestland UK
    Lynx 2001/   
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    28 2011/   

Construction Numbers on database of AW159 Wildcat HMA2


Construction Numbers

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464 2010 UK ZZ402 : aw159 Lynx Wildcat TI03 ff 19nov10 in twilight!
UK ZZ402 : Royal Navy; Jan12 sea trials on HMS Iron Duke
17feb12, sea trials completed
Instructional airframe at HMS Sultan, Gosport by Apr17
481 2012 UK ZZ396 : HMA1 Type
UK ZZ396 : 24jul13 pictured (top) as Talon 702 at RNAS Culdrose
17aug13 700Sqn. 100 years celebration Marineflieger
08sep13 pictured (bot) on HMS Sutherland in the Royal V+
482 2013 UK ZZ397 : HMA1 Type; Jan13, First Flight Westlnds Yeovil
UK ZZ397 : RN HMA.2
483 UK ZZ413 : RN, HMA.2 Type
13jul13 pictured (bot) at RNAS Yeovilton
21jul13 pictured (top) at RIAT 2013 RAF Fairford
17aug13 700Sqn. 100 years celebration Marineflieger
484 UK ZZ414 : RN; HMA1 Type
HMA.2 825 NAS by Mar 2015
Sep15 hot trials with HMS Duncan (D37) on Middle East
485 UK ZZ415 : RN HMA1
11jul16 pictured on display at FIA 2016
494 UK ZZ375 : RN HMA.2
02jul16 pictured (pic1) with 825 NAS at RNAS Yeovilton +
10sep17 pictured (pic2) Dr Liam Fox visit embarked on+
495 UK ZZ376 : RN HMA.2
15nov13 pictured (pic1) at Agusta Westland Yeovil I cau+
21may16 picture (pic2) at West India Dock, ranged on fl+
496 UK ZZ377 : Royal Navy HMA.2; 05dec13 pictured at Yeovil
embarked on HMS Dragon during JW 14-1 to gain further t+
Oct15 825Sq aboard HMS Lancaster in first AW159 South A+
15dec15 rtn to Yeovilton after 9 month deployment 825Sq+
497 UK ZZ378 : RN HMA.2; 20dec13 pictured (top) at Yeovil
Jul15 with 825Sqn practising torpedo attacks at Falmou+
16sep15 pictured (bot) on deck of HMS Iron Duke (F234) +
498 UK ZZ379 : Wildcat HMA2
22jan14 pictured at Yeovil
499 UK ZZ380 : RN HMA.2; 04feb14 pictured (top) at Yeovil
31jul14 pictured (bot) asg 825Sqn at RNAS Culdrose Air +
25sep15 at Hal Farrug, Malta (Aboard...?)
500 2014 UK ZZ381 : RN HMA.2
26Jul14 pictured in the static display at RNAS Yeovilto+
517 UK ZZ513 : RN HMA.2; Feb16 825Sqn
519 UK ZZ514 : RN HMA.2; Feb16 825Sqn
520 UK ZZ515 : RN HMA.2; Feb16 825Sqn
521 UK ZZ516 : RN HMA.2; Feb16 825Sqn
522 UK ZZ517 : RN HMA.2; Feb16 825Sqn
523 UK ZZ518 : RN HMA.2; Feb16 825Sqn
26apr17 at Otopeni, Romania
525 UK ZZ519 : RN HMA.2; Feb16 825Sqn
02jul16 pictured with 825 NAS at RNAS Yeovilton during +
529 UK ZZ522 : RN HMA.2; Feb16 825Sqn
05may16 delivered by RAF C-17 to Gibraltar to join ship+
26may17 at Yeovilton
535 UK ZZ528 : RN HMA.2; Mar16 825Sqn
18jun17 static disply at Weston Super Mare air show
536 UK ZZ529 : RN HMA.2; Apr16 815Sqn
537 UK ZZ530 : RN HMA2
06sep17 pictured asg RFA Mounts Bay (L3008) at Tortola +
20sep17, rescued 3 souls from the capsized rv Ferrel, o+
538 UK ZZ531 : RN HMA2; Jun16 825Sqn
Aug17 pictured asg HMS Duncan (D37) part of Standing N+
541 UK ZZ533 : HMS Monmouth Flt (Black Jack), Mar 2017
543 UK ZZ534 : to RN
11Jun17 pictured at RAF Cosford Air Show
545 UK ZZ535 : RN HMA2; May16 825Sqn
28 C/N.

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