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  • Eurocopter Puma Mk2

    Derived from Aerospatiale SA330 Puma


    Eurocopter Puma Mk2

    Twenty four Royal Air Force Puma HC.1 modified by Eurocopter France at Marseille (4) and Eurocopter Romania (20) under the RAF Puma Life Extension Programme (LEP) to maintain the type operational until 2025. Upgrades includes new Turbomeca Makila 1A1 engines, a glass cockpit and improved self-protection equipment. First aircraft, XW232, handed over in late 2012 to QinetiQ for final tuning.

    As of June 2013, 8 airframes have been completed. The 24th Puma was received from Romania in March 2015.

    Between 2015 and 2020, the RAF Puma Mk2 fleet flown 30,000 hours with 10,000 of these having been on operations in Afghanistan


    Engine: 2 x Safran Makila 1A1 1768 shp
    Capacity: 3 + 17
    Length: (m) 14.68
    Height: (m)
    Blades: 4
    Rotor diam.: (m) 15
    Disc area: (m2) 177
    Weight: (kgs)
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 309
    Range: (km)
    Ceiling: (m)
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)

    List of Operators of Eurocopter Puma Mk2

    From Organisation with model Puma Mk2
    united kingdom Royal Air Force
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