AgustaWestland eh.101

Merlin HC.3A

2007








Due to the shortage of Support helicopters within the UK armed forces the UK MOD agreed to purchase the 6 Joint Supporter model Merlins from the Royal Danish Air Force on 30 Mar 07.  The UK MOD will then purchase 6 new Merlins for the Danish.  The new model will be based at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire and will be the first Merlins fitted with the BERP IV main rotor blades that are designed to increase preformance.




List of Operators of AgustaWestland Merlin HC.3A


From Organisation with model Merlin HC.3A
1998
united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    eh.101 44 1998/   




Construction Numbers

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C/NYearHistory
50089 2003 UK ZJ990 : mk512 AW pre-delivery serial for military class tests
DK M-501 : 50089/DEN01 return to UK as ZJ990
UK ZJ990 : First delivered to the Royal Danish air force as M-501 +
27aug09 pictured (pic1) at RAF Benson
RAF 50089/DEN01; 2011 type:HC3A 28/78Sqn./AA
08jul12 HC.3A type pictured (pic2) as 78 Sqn /AA at RIA+
UK ZJ990 : RN from Sep16; Sep17 pictured (pic3) asg 845Sq trainin+
50121 2005 UK ZJ994 : mk512 AW pre-delivery serial for military class tests
DK M-505 : 50121/DEN05 return to UK as ZJ994
UK ZJ994 : Delivered to RDAF as M-505 on 2 Feb 2006. Returned to +
UK ZJ994 : 02jul16 pictured (pic1) as 845 NAS /AC at RNAS Yeovilto+
Jun18 pictured (pic2) with ZK001 as HC.3A type /AC at A+
50123 2005 UK ZJ995 : mk512 AW pre-delivery serial for military class tests
DK M-506 : 50123/DEN06 return to UK as ZJ995
UK ZJ995 : Delivered to RDAF as M-506 on 29 Apr 2006. Returned to +
May 2011 Merlin HC.3A ZJ995/AD pictured at RAF Benson
50148 2005 UK ZJ998 : mk512 AW pre-delivery serial for military class tests
DK M-509 : 50148/DEN09 return to UK as ZJ998
RDAF; 16jul06 pictured (top) as /Rescue-09 at RAF Fairf+
UK ZJ998 : Delivered to RDAF as M-509.  Returned to UK on 29jun07+
2011 pictured (bot) as HC.3A type at RAF Benson
UK ZJ998 : Royal Navy; 03mar18 HC.3A type 845Sqn./AE visit Schipho+
50160 2006 UK ZK001 : mk512 AW pre-delivery serial for military class tests
DK M-511 : 50160/DEN11 return to UK as ZK001
UK ZK001 : Delivered to RDAF as M-511.  Returned to the UK on 29j+
Jul12 78Sqn /28
23jul12 pictured (pic1) in Union Jack Burst special li+
21aug13 HC.3A type 28/78Sqn./AF Geilenkirchen dep. next+
23jan15 type HC.3A 28 Sqn /AF at Shawbury
15may15 pictured (pic2) at Newquay airport
UK ZK001 : Royal Navy; 03mar18 HC.3A type 845 Sqn /AF visit Schiph+
Jun18 pictured (pic3) as HC.3A type /AF at APROC 2018 i+
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