Airfix plastbyggesett av det britiske helikopteret Agusta Westland Merlin HC3 fra Afghanistan i skalaen 1:48. Inneholder 335 deler.

Vanskelighetsgrad: 3 av 4
Størrelse: 47,5cm x 38,7cm (lengde inkludert rotorene) 40,7cm x 38,7cm (lengde flykroppen)

Info fra Airfix:
The AgustaWestland Merlin HC3 is the RAF version of the AW101 medium-lift helicopter, which was developed as a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy. Powered by three 2,312shp RTM322-01 turboshaft engines, the Merlin HC3 can lift a payload of up to 5,433kg, including 24 troops or a variety of vehicles and equipment.

The Merlin Airframe incorporates many advanced technologies, such as BERP compsite rotor blades for increased lift and effciency, and ACSR vibration control systems to ensure a smooth ride and reduced airframe stress.

The HC3 first was operational service in the Balkans in 2003, and served in Iraq during ´Operation Telic´ until July 2009. From 2010, after being fitted with Kevlar ballistic armour, the Merlin HC3 helicopters operated in Afganistan supporting ´Operation Herrick´, transportin troops, ammunition and other essentail supplies to the front line of the conflict.

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