AgustaWestland EH101

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

  •   Merlin HM.1 News

    AgustaWestland Launches HEAT Programme for EH101 Merlin

    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

    Specifications Merlin HM.1

    Engine 3 x RR RTM322 2200 shp
    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

      List of Operators of Merlin HM.1

    Years Model Org
    1998-    EH101 united kingdom Fleet Air Arm
    2000-    EH101 united kingdom AgustaWestland UK

      Global Distribution of Merlin HM.1


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