AgustaWestland eh.101


Merlin HM.1



AgustaWestland Merlin HM.1

Royal Navy variant with manufacturer designation Mk.111 and built at Yeovil, Somerset UK.

The British MoD placed an initial order for 44 Merlin HM.1 airframes in Sep 1991.

Major Milestones:
  • First flight by a production Merlin, Dec 06, 1995
  • First mission system fitted Merlin flew in Jan 1997
  • First Merlin HM Mk1 Squadron, 700M Naval Air Squadron, commissioned on Dec 1998
  • In Service Date (ISD) achieved on Mar 1999, 12 aircraft delivered
  • Delivery of last aircraft, Oct 2003
  • Upgraded to HM.2 variant from 2012

  • Model News

    AgustaWestland Launches HEAT Programme for EH101 Merlin, 12-Jan-06 : AgustaWestland launched its Helicopter Electro Actuation Technology (HEAT) programme for the Royal Navy Merlin HM.1 helicopter. Part of MCSP


    Engine: 3 x RR RTM322 2200shp
    Capacity: 3
    Length: (m) 19.63
    Height: (m) 6.63
    Blades: 5
    Rotor diam.: (m) 18.6
    Disc area: (m2) 271.72
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 9080     Max: 14600
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 280     Max: 309
    Range: (km) 1157
    Ceiling: (m) 4572
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 612


    From Organisation with model Merlin HM.1
    united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
        eh.101 44 1998/now

    Construction Numbers on database of Merlin HM.1


    Construction Numbers Help Us

    50011 UK ZH821 : 50011/RN01; 2013 str
    50013 UK ZH822 : 50013/RN02
    Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50017 UK ZH823 : 50017/RN03
    Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50021 UK ZH824 : 50021/RN04. 829 sqd
    50025 UK ZH825 : 50025/RN05
    Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50029 1998 UK ZH826 : 50029/RN06; 24jul99 asg 700Sqn at Fairford air show
    hm.2 conv to HM.2 type MCSP01; Aug12 first airframe at Yeovi+
    UK ZH826 : detached from Boscombe Down to conduct Merlin HM.2 firs+
    UK ZH826 : 28Jul16 HM.2 814 NAS/68-CU pictured at RNAS Culdrose fo+
    50037 UK ZH827 : 50037/RN07; pictured during RNAS Culdrose Air Day 2008 +
    hm.2 conv to HM.2 type MCSP20; Jul14 820Sq (0)15
    50040 1998 UK ZH828 : RN from 1999 50040/RN08 in 2004 /CU-013 820Sqn. ; 2006 +
    20dec13 pictured (pic1) at Yeovil
    07sep14 pictured as /88 (pic2) during Air Waves at Port+
    50043 UK ZH829 : 50043/RN09; 2009 829Sq
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP04, Nov14
    50051 UK ZH830 : 50051/RN10
    50053 1999 UK ZH831 : RN 50053/RN11; ff 04 Feb 1999; dd 11 Mar 1999, to CU; +
    2007 820Sqn /14 ; 2008 814Sqn /14 ; 2009 814Sqn /11
    hm.2 Conv HM.2 type MCSP02, Mar14
    UK ZH831 : Sep14, AEW prototype, fitted with dual Crowsnest ASaC s+
    50057 UK ZH832 : 50057/RN12; 23jul02 QinetiQ
    UK ZH832 : 03+04 July 2010 829Sqn. on board HMS Richmond (F239). P+
    Jul10 pictured departing from Pool of London on HMS Ric+
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP08; Apr13 824Sqn /(5)85
    31Jul14 with 824 NAS / 85, pictured in the flying displ+
    50061 1997 UK ZH833 : 50061/RN13 f/f 03jun99, d/d 06jul99
    18jul00 pictured (top) at RNAS Culdrose
    2004 asg 829 NAS HQ
    12nov13 pictured (bot) at Yeovil
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP13; Apr14 829Sq
    50065 1999 UK ZH834 : 50065/RN14 d/d 2002. 2009 /86 824Sqn.
    11Jul09 pictured as 824 NAS / 86 Tristan, at Yeovilton +
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP07; Jun13 824Sqn /(5)84
    50067 UK ZH835 : 50067/RN15. 814Sqd
    24jul13 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
    aboard HMS Ocean with 820 NAS, during her Sep 2016 - Ma+
    50072 1999 UK ZH836 : 50072/RN16; 2009 824Sqn
    hm.2 Conv HM.2 type MCSP18; May14 829Sq /(0)01
    11jul14 pictured (pic1) at RIAT 2014
    Nov14 asg 829Sq, embarked HMS St Albans
    19jul15 pictured (pic2) at RIAT 2015, HM.2 type. HMS St+
    Operating from HMS Ocean, with ZH850, during visit to G+
    50074 UK ZH837 : 50074/RN17; 30jul09 pictured (pic1) at RNAS Culdrose as+
    2011 829Sqn /503
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP11; Aug14 829Sq
    28jul16 asg 829 NAS Sutherland Flt pictured (pic2) at R+
    50077 UK ZH838 : 50077/RN18; 20sep09 pictured (top) at Leopoldsburg-Beve+
    20jul11 as /86 of 824Sqn at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
    05jul13 pictured (bot) at RAF Waddington
    16-24jun14 814Sqn./70 Nato Tiger Meet 2014
    50081 1999 UK ZH839 : RN 50081/RN19 d/d 2000.; 2009 824Sqn./83
    24jul13 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
    50085 1999 UK ZH840 : 700(M)Sq/537 by May 2003; to USA via Southampton Mar 20+
    Culdrose storage by 1985; 829Sq HQ Flt/501 by Nov 2006;+
    50085/RN20; 2006/09 829Sq /NL-38
    829Sq Monmouth Flt/502 by Mar 2009 until May 2009; 824S+
    2010 pictured as /81 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP19; Aug14 820Sq /(0)14
    50087 1999 UK ZH841 : RN 50087/RN21; 824Sqn; 2004 820Sqn /CU-012; 2011 829Sqn+
    19jul11 pictured (pic1) as /502 of 829 NAS at RNAS Culd+
    noted as 829NAS /502 aboard HMS Sutherland, while depar+
    10mar13 pictured (pic2) as 829Sqn /501 embarked HMS St +
    11Jun17 pictured (pic3) at RAF Cosford Air Show. 829 N+
    50091 UK ZH842 : RN 50091/RN22
    18jul00 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
    2009 824Sqn /CU-88
    hm.2 conv to HM.2 type MCSP10; Oct14 824Sq /(5)86
    50093 UK ZH843 : 50093/RN23; Royal Navy 814Sqn
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP03, Feb12
    50101 1999 UK ZH844 : 50101/RN24. Crashed on an 824Sqn Observer instructor tr+
    this aircraft did not crash at RNAS Culdrose, this one +
    w/o 27 Oct 2000 off Raasay while conducting sonar trial+
    2008 wreck at FSAIU (Yeovilton)
    50105 UK ZH845 : 50105/RN25; 2009 814Sqn
    05Jul08 814 NAS / 265, pictured in the static display a+
    hm.2 conv to HM.2 type MCSP12; Nov13 824Sq (5)81
    13jul17 doing circuits out of HMS Sultan (Gosport) befo+
    50109 UK ZH846 : 50109/RN26; 2008 pictured (top) as 829 NAS during RNAS +
    10sep13 pictured (bot) on HMS Defender at HMNB Devonpor+
    50111 UK ZH847 : 50111/RN27
    06jul08 pictured at RNAS Yeovilton, during Merlin role +
    2009 824Sqn /13
    50116 2000 UK ZH848 : 50116/RN28 820Sqn ; 2004 824Sqn /LA-457
    23oct07 pictured asg 824Sqn at RNAS Culdrose
    829Sq St Albans Flt/503 Oct09 until c Aug10
    50118 2000 UK ZH849 : 50118/RN29
    23Aug05 pictured as 824Sqn /584-R at RNAS Culdrose
    50125 2000 UK ZH850 : 50125/RN30 d/d 09apr01; 814 Sq/266-R by Sep 2001 still+
    19jul11 pictured (pic1) as /12 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP09; Apr13 824Sqn /(5)80
    05jul13 pictured (pic2) at RAF Waddington
    24jul13 as 824Sqn /80 picture at RNAS Culdrose
    17oct14 820Sqn /80 embarked RFA Argus for Sierra Leone
    06apr15 pictured (pic3) disembarked for RNAS Culdrose f+
    Operating from HMS Ocean, with ZH836, during visit to G+
    50127 UK ZH851 : 50127/RN31; 19jul11 pictured as /13 of 820Sqn at RNAS C+
    50131 2001 UK ZH852 : 50131/RN32. 829 sqn. ; IN 2004 /CU-583 824Sqn.
    829Sq Monmouth Flt/(502), noted at Luqa Intl on 9 Oct 2+
    Feb.2012 on HMS Somerset (F82) in Malta
    08jul12 pictured as 824Sqn /82 at RIAT air show
    50135 UK ZH853 : 50135/RN33; 2009 814Sqn
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP06; Apr13 824Sqn /(5)83
    50139 UK ZH854 : 50139/RN34. 814Sqn. ; 2003 /CU-580 824Sqn. ; 2004 /CU-5+
    10jul10 pictured as /84 Gawaine of 824Sqn during RNAS Y+
    05mar17 asg 820 NAS aboard HMS Ocean when she visited+
    13sep17 at Seve Ballesteros International Airport, San +
    50143 UK ZH855 : 50143/RN35; 02jul11 pictured as 824Sqn /83 at RAF Waddi+
    16-24jun14 814Sqn./68 Nato Tiger Meet 2014
    50147 2001 UK ZH856 : d/d 20 Dec 2001, 814Sq/267 by Mar 2002 until Apr 2005, +
    829Sq HQ Flt, in flying display at Devonport Navy Days +
    50147/RN36 Royal Navy HM1; May 2011 pictured (top) at S+
    26apr12 Falmouth exercise
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP16; Feb14 820Sq /(0)13
    13jul14 pictured (bot) on static display at Royal Inter+
    17oct14 820Sqn embarked RFA Argus for Sierra Leone. Dis+
    50151 UK ZH857 : 50151/RN37
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP17; Jul14 829Sq
    08jul17 as 824 NAS /86-CU pictured at RNAS Yeovilton Ai+
    50155 2000 UK ZH858 : 50155/RN38; 2002-Apr05 as 829Sq Monmouth Flight
    05sep09 as 829 NAS 04 Flt pictured (pic1) aboard HMS N+
    Oct09 as 829 NAS (04) Northumberland Flt embarked HMS N+
    2011 829Sqn /38
    18apr11 as /538 pictured (pic2) at RNAS Culdrose
    27jul12 as /83 pictured (pic3) at Falmouth, Cornwall
    50159 UK ZH859 : 50159/RN39, 824Sqn /854; w/o 30mar04 crashed at RNAS Cu+
    50164 2002 UK ZH860 : 50164/RN40. 829 sqn; 16may11 pictured (pic1) at NATO Ti+
    08Jul06 814 NAS / 269 pictured (pic2) in the static di+
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP27; Sep14 820Sq /(0)16
    10sep17 pictured (pic3) in Tiger c/s asg 814Sq on the E+
    50168 UK ZH861 : RN 50168/RN41.; 2003 824Sqn.; 2009 824Sqn./84
    21jul13 pictured (top) at RIAT 2013 RAF Fairford
    24jul13 pictured (top) as 829 NAS /10-NL at RNAS Culdro+
    50171 UK ZH862 : RN 50171/RN42; 2003 824Sqn ; 2004 820Sqn /CU-010
    17jul10 pictured at the Royal International Air Tattoo +
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP05; Feb13 824Sqn /(5)82
    50175 2002 UK ZH863 : 820Sq /11 aboard HMS Ocean during Navy Days 2009
    RN; 2011 829Sqn.
    50175/RN43; 20mar12 pictured on HMS St Albans in the Po+
    50179 2002 UK ZH864 : RN 50179/RN44 d/d 05 Dec 2002 Final RN airframe from f+
    2003 824Sqn.; 2004 820Sqn./CU-011
    19jul11 pictured (pic1) as 820Sqn /17 being towed at RN+
    May12 as 820Sqd /17 at RNAS Yeovilton
    hm.2 conv HM.2 type MCSP14; Sep14 820Sq /(0)12
    820Sq /17 Sep 2014 visited Gibraltar while operating fr+
    17oct14 820Sqn embarked RFA Argus for Sierra Leone
    06apr15 pictured (pic3) disembarked for RNAS Culdrose f+
    44 C/N.

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