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AgustaWestland AW101

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Super Helicopters: AgustaWestland AW101 (EH101 Merlin)

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AW101 AgustaWestland helicopter demonstration

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AgustaWestland Helikopter AW101

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RDAF Agusta Westland AW101 Merlin performing at Roskilde Airshow

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Making a Splash in Search-and-Rescue: Leonardo's AW101 Helicopter

The AgustaWestland AW101 is a medium-lift helicopter used in both military and civil applications. First flown in 1987, it was developed by a joint venture between Westland Helicopters in the United Kingdom and Agusta in Italy in response to national requirements for a modern naval utility helicopter. Several operators, including the armed forces of Britain, Denmark, Norway and Portugal, use the name Merlin for their AW101 aircraft. It is manufactured at factories in Yeovil, England and Vergiate, Italy; licensed assembly work has also taken place in Japan and the United States.
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