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CH-149 Cormorant SAR helicopter

Country of Origin: Canada


The CH-149 Cormorant is Canada's search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter, that replaced the venerable CH-113 Labrador. It is essentially a utility variant of the civilian EH-101 helicopter, which was developed to service North Sea oil rigs.

Three powerful engines propel the Cormorant, enabling it to have a large cargo area and still have long-range capability. The Cormorant can carry 12 stretchers or a load of up to 11,000 lb (5,000 kg). Combined with its special ice protection system,...

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