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Poland creates a new sea-based helicopter "W-3PL / N"

The Polish subsidiary PZL-Swidnik of the Italian company Agusta Westland begins its own development of a sea-based helicopter called the W-3PL / N. Polish designers will develop a naval helicopter based on the latest modification of the W-3PL helicopter - the W-3PL Gluszec. The Italian company will provide all possible assistance to the Poles for the implementation of their own development.

Poland creates a new sea-based helicopter "W-3PL / N"

The new W-3PL / N will be equipped with a powerful radar, infrared sensors, sonar and sonar buoys. For placement on sea carriers (ship hangar) the helicopter will be equipped with a folding screw.

The armament of the helicopter will depend on the tasks performed or on the requirements of the customer. He can carry torpedo, small and rocket (air-to-surface) weapons. The main destination for the helicopter "W-3PL / N" will be the fight against submarines and combat swimmers. In addition, he will be able to take part in various military operations, carry out search and rescue operations and transport people and various cargoes. Of the main characteristics of the helicopter, while it is known about the possibility of the helicopter to overcome the distance in 740 kilometers, to pick up speed to 260 km / h. and transport to 10 people.

Last year, the Polish company PZL-Świdnik delivered four W-3PL Głuszec helicopters to its own armed forces as fire support vehicles. The W-3PL Głuszec is the latest modification of the Falcon multipurpose helicopter. Today, half a dozen civilian modifications and a dozen military modifications are known.

The Wood-Grouse, as a modification of the Falcon, was shown to the public in 2007. It was created using the experience of the fighting of the Polish peacekeepers in Iraq. Much equipment and units have been upgraded (from easy to deep). Expanded the possibility of using a helicopter. Strengthened seats, doors and floor armored plates.

one of the modifications of the Falcon

PZL-Świdnik received a four-channel autopilot, FADEC (electronic control) engines, a glass cabin with modern displays, displaying a moving map. Navigation is represented by an integrated system with GPS, DME, VOR / ILS and Tacan. A laser rangefinder and a FLIR infrared camera were installed on the helicopter. Control, communications, navigation and armament systems are combined in a single onboard complex. Airborne equipment includes active / passive defense systems (NATO standard). A set of equipment for the warning system for laser irradiation is installed, and REB facilities are installed.

The onboard armament includes automatic gun caliber 23mm, machine gun 12.7mm, rockets unmanaged type and the NATO system of min.

There is a transport option "W-3PL Głuszec". The main purpose is to transport a dozen equipped infantrymen or paratroopers. The transport compartment is equipped with folding seats and a modern display (unit commander). When performing rescue operations, it is equipped with a transport-lifting mechanism, a powerful searchlight and medical equipment. The capacity of the helicopter during rescue operations is up to four stretchers.

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  1. Aeneas
    Aeneas 15 September 2012 10: 12
    But the Poles are able to cast out over the Mi-2! winked
    1. Konrad
      Konrad 16 September 2012 13: 16
      What does "get out of trouble" mean? If we modernize something, does it mean "we get lost"?
  2. sergey69
    sergey69 15 September 2012 10: 26
    developed based on MI-2. During the Soviet era, Poland produced the MI-2 helicopter under license. Based on it, the Poles developed this model.
  3. MI-AS-72
    MI-AS-72 15 September 2012 10: 38
    You are a little confused not on the basis, but with the help of the Mil Design Bureau, they came in the mid-70s and our designers together with them designed it at the same time and taught it, they remember this, so a little approach was a different car turned out badly, we the USSR even planned to buy them from them probably managed to buy 2 pieces somewhere in the Krasnadar region, in my opinion, to this day there are, of course, the previous "civil" version.
    1. Aeneas
      Aeneas 15 September 2012 11: 49
      The Poles generally received a lot from the Union "on the basis of": Polish versions of the Mi-2, T-72, An-2-26, Strela MANPADS ... This only comes to mind.
      1. datur
        datur 15 September 2012 20: 06
        Aeneas., damn it and do not say, one outpost is our VICTORY of what it costs !!!! wink
  4. sw0i
    sw0i 15 September 2012 15: 46
    after reading the article, nothing comes to mind except: the fig goat button accordion!
    1. Andrei
      Andrei 15 September 2012 22: 56
      On the one hand, you are right ... and on the other, what prevents the Poles from selling a helicopter for export ??? ... the French won some tanks specially for sale for export ... it seems that many people forget that military equipment can be sold and it’s not necessary to use it by ourselves.
  5. awg75
    awg75 15 September 2012 19: 56
    daaaaaaaa Poland great sea power they just need them
    1. datur
      datur 15 September 2012 20: 08
      awg75, MDA, another hegemon of a planetary scale is looming directly !!! wink wassat feel belay laughing
  6. 16
    16 16 September 2012 02: 33
    mi-2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! copy !!!!!!!!!! and that there they piz ... about the fact that they were shot in Katyn -------- ---------- nonsense and nonsense -------- there was a war ------------ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ???????????? and why the whole world so uses RUSSIAN, RUSSIA !!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Windbreak
    Windbreak 16 September 2012 10: 52
    Quote: 16 obrspn
    mi-2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! copy !!!!!!!!!!
    Of course, the W-3 with a maximum take-off weight of 6400 kg, a four-blade main and three-bladed tail rotors is a copy of the Mi-2 with a maximum take-off weight of 3659 kg, a three-blade main and two bladed tail rotors
  8. Brummbar
    Brummbar 16 September 2012 17: 11
    Mi-4 with a nose laughing