The AgustaWestland Merlin HC3 is the RAF version of the AW101 medium-lift helicopter.
Powered by three 2,312shp RTM322-01 turboshaft engines, the Merlin HC3 can lift a payload of up to 5,433kg, including up to 24 troops or a variety of vehicles and equipment.
The Merlin airframe incorporates many advanced technologies, such as BERP composite rotor blades for increased lift and efficiency, and ACSR vibration control systems to ensure a smooth ride and reduced airframe stress.
The Merlin HC3 first saw operational service in the Balkans in 2003, and served in Iraq during Operation Telic until July 2009.
Set contains: No of parts: 335, Dimensions: L 475 x W 387. Skill Level: 3. Requires painting.
Age: 8+ years. Part of the Airfix Kitset Collection.