The Agusta Bell 212 transport helicopter, approved for up to 14 persons, has a two-blade main and tail rotor, a skid landing gear and is suitable for instrument flying. It is highly versatile thanks to its outside load hook and quick-attach winch. In addition to external load transports, it is used, inter alia, for rescue and mountain flights, as well as geophysical measurements (with a probe).
The Austrian Air Force’s AB 212 fleet has undergone a comprehensive avionics modernisation programme in recent years, with the mid-life upgrade (MLU) helicopters equipped with monitors and advanced navigation, communications, and self-defence systems.
Facts & Figures
Manufacturer Agusta Bell
In Austrian Federal Armed Forces service since 1980
Rotor diameter 14.63m
Max. Weight 5,080kg
Top speed 234km/h
Engines 2x Pratt & Whitney PT 6T3
Flying + Static displays
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