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Like the light from a hundred (very small) suns

Nice picture from the UK’s official Defence Images website showing an AgustaWestland Merlin helicopter from HMS Northumberland vomiting forth 100s of flares over the Indian Ocean. The Merlin is one of several Flights (in this case 05) provided by 829 Naval Air Squadron in Culdrose, Cornwall, to Type 23 frigates for operations around the globe. […]

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Is it Photoshopped? RAF Merlin in the desert

This, from the MoD, is one of those photographs that if you stare at it for long enough it looks increasingly as though the helicopter has been cut from another image and dropped on an unsuspecting background. That said, it’s still rather lovely and shows a RAF AgustaWestland Merlin helicopter on exercise Pashtung Vortex in Jordan prior to […]

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Birds of a flock fly together

Augusta Westland helicopters participate in Farnborough air show flying display

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Lynx Wildcat meets Iron Duke. No-one hurt.

This picture from the UK Ministry of Defence has been released to coincide with completion of sea trials by the Royal Navy’s first AgustaWestland Lynx Wildcat helicopter at the beginning of February on board HMS Iron Duke. Prototype ZZ402 made a total of 390 landings on the frigate, including 148 at night, 76 of which while using night-vision […]

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Image of the Week: AgustaWestland Merlin

This week’s Image of the Week (featured on page 3 of Flight International), is taken by AirSpace user Mike Rivett, known as Photomotion (his website is http://www.fotomotion.org).The image is of an AgustaWestland Merlin at RIAT to mark the 100th anniversary of naval aviation.Start a gallery on AirSpace for your chance at having your photograph featured […]

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Re-engined Lynx in flight debut

AgustaWestland has performed the 1h first flight of a re-engined Lynx AH9 utility helicopter for the British Army, and will deliver an initial four of the modified aircraft before year-end. Continue reading…

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AgustaWestland clinches Egyptian deal

AgustaWestland has clinched an order from Egypt’s Petroleum Air Services for an AW139 helicopter plus an option for two more of the medium twins. The deal marks the … continue reading…

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AgustaWestland AW149 mock-up unveiled

  AgustaWestland has formally unveiled a full-scale mock-up of its AW149 armed utility helicopter at the IDEF exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey. Continue reading….

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A109 Power

The A109,a commercial and military twin turbine helicopter, manufactured by Agusta (now AgustaWestland) of Italy was developed in the 1970s. The Power variant was introduced in 1994. See the advertisement that Agusta put out in September 1978. It says that the A109 has the fastest maxiumu speed (at168kts) and the highest “rate of survivability“.

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