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Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma vs Leonardo AW101 Merlin (EH101)


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Your selected aircraft are compared in side-by-side arrangement below. You can always go back and Compare any two aircraft in our database. Some entries contain '0', 'not available', or an 'NA' value. This is more common with conceptual, experimental, and x-plane designs. Rotary-wing system (i.e. helicopters) values include main rotor diameter as part of width/wingspan measurement. UAV entries may display crew values as '0', not taking into account ground-based controllers.
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SUBJECTS
Aerospatiale SA 330H Puma
Medium Transport / Assault Helicopter
Leonardo HM.1 Merlin
Medium-Lift / Multirole Helicopter
BASICS
ORIGIN
France
ORIGIN
Italy
YEAR
1969 [Diff.-30 yrs]
YEAR
1999 [Diff.+30 yrs]
CREW
3
CREW
4
PRODUCTION
697 units [Diff.+472]
PRODUCTION
225 units [Diff.-472]
DIMENSIONS
LENGTH
59.5 ft (18.2 m) [Diff.-15.3 ft]
LENGTH
74.8 ft (22.8 m) [Diff.+15.3 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
49.2 ft (15.0 m) [Diff.-11.8 ft]
WIDTH/SPAN
61.0 ft (18.6 m) [Diff.+11.8 ft]
HEIGHT
16.9 ft (5.1 m) [Diff.-5.0 ft]
HEIGHT
21.8 ft (6.7 m) [Diff.+5.0 ft]
RELATIVE SIZE COMPARISON
NOTES: Shapes below depict aircraft from wingtip-to-wingtip / nose-to-tail assuming aircraft are being viewed from overhead perspective (the nose pointing towards the top of the screen). Helicopter widths include main rotor diameter. If any dimensional values are "NA" in the database then the presented shapes may appear skewed.


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Aerospatiale SA 330H Puma
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Leonardo HM.1 Merlin
WEIGHTS
EMPTY WT.
7,796 lb (3,536 kg) [Diff.-15,353 lb]
EMPTY WT.
23,149 lb (10,500 kg) [Diff.+15,353 lb]
M.T.O.W.
15,432 lb (7,000 kg) [Diff.-18,960 lb]
M.T.O.W.
34,392 lb (15,600 kg) [Diff.+18,960 lb]
INSTALLED POWER
2 x Turbomeca Turmo IVC turboshaft engines generating 1,575shp each and driving main blade and tail blade rotors.
3 x Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322-01 turboshaft engines developing 2,312 shaft horsepower each and driving a five-blade main rotor and four-blade tail rotor.
PERFORMANCE
SPEED
170 mph (273 kph) [Diff.-22 mph]
SPEED
192 mph (309 kph) [Diff.+22 mph]
RANGE
360 miles (580 km) [Diff.-503 miles]
RANGE
863 miles (1,389 km) [Diff.+503 miles]
CEILING
15,748 ft (4,800 m) [Diff.+738 feet]
CEILING
15,010 ft (4,575 m) [Diff.-738 feet]
RATE-OF-CLIMB
1,400 ft/min [Diff.-600 feet]
RATE-OF-CLIMB
2,000 ft/min [Diff.+600 feet]
ARMAMENT
Mission-specific depending on role and operator. May include machine guns and cannons as needed.
OPTIONAL:
3 x 7.62mm general purpose machine guns (1 x at ramp, 1 x each at fuselage sides).
4 x Torpedoes.
2 x Anti-Ship Missiles.
2 x Rocket Pods on optional wingstubs.
2 x 7.62mm machine gun pods on optional wingstubs.
Depth Charges.
2 x External Fuel Tanks.
GOING FURTHER
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(Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma)
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(Leonardo AW101 Merlin (EH101))

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