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AW101 Merlin

Country of Origin: Italy, Britain


The AW101 (designated EH101 until mid-2007) is a helicopter development project co-sponsored by the U.K. and Italy. The aircraft fulfills military, civilian and border/security roles. The AW101 is available in military and commercial versions for export, and has multiple interchangeable modules for different missions.

The main rotor hub is manufactured largely out of composites with a titanium core and has multiple load paths designed into the structure; the hub is fully...

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