The AW139M is the militarised version of the AW139


The AW139M is the militarised version of the AW139; the market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter

The AW139M provides multi-role capability and can be configured for missions including troop transport, utility support, armed reconnaissance, close air support and personnel recovery.

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Operators benefit from best-in-class power reserve and outstanding power to weigh ratio, which allows OEI performance capabilities with no limitations in a wide range of operating conditions including ‘hot and high’.

Pilots benefit from leading-edge technology, including a Honeywell Primus Epic fully-integrated avionics system and 4-axis digital AFCS.

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  • Fastest cruise speed and highest power to weight ratio in its category
  • Two powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines, with FADEC, combined with the advanced rotor system provide superior ‘hot and high’ performance (Cat. A Class 1 performance at Maximum Gross Weight at 40°C at Sea Level) and handling for battlefield operations in confined areas
  • State-of-the-art Honeywell Primus Epic® VFR / IFR low workload NVG compatible integrated glass cockpit with 4-axis digital autopilot, advanced avionics and systems provide excellent  situational awareness and maximise mission effectiveness
  • Mission equipment includes military communications, radar, Electro-Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, defensive aids, mission console, video down-link, internal weapons, searchlight, loudspeakers, rescue hoist and cargo hook
  • Largest cabin volume in its class, with accommodation for 2-4 stretchers with up to 5 seats
  • Large sliding doors and flat-floor cabin enable use of hoist and rapid entry / egress on ground
  • Ballistic tolerance, redundant systems, crashworthiness and self-sealing fuel tanks for survivability and safety
AIR_AW139_Qatar_AW_lgQatar Emiri Air ForceAW139 S/N 31427 AMIItalian Air Forceb-IMG_0809b-IMG_08116be1a37fc8b756759ebc0fa7987e4a69b79f7d821d5b2a6bdafc3f71c4f74fffhqdefault7.62 mm FN MAG machine guns mounted in side windows (Irish Air Corps)

Military operators

 Trinidad and Tobago
 United Arab Emirates
 United Kingdom

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 to 2
  • Capacity: 15 passengers
  • Length: 16.66 m (54 ft 8 in)
  • Main rotor diameter: × 13.80 m (45 ft 3 in)
  • Width: 2.26 m (10 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 4.98 m (16 ft 4 in)
  • Main rotor area: 149.57 m2 (1609.97 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 3,622 kg (7,985 lb)
  • Gross weight: 6,400 (7,000kg for 7t version) kg (14,110 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C turboshaft engine, 1,142 kW (1,531 hp) each
2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C turboshaft engine, 1,142 kW (1,531 hp) each


  • Maximum speed: 310 km/h (193 mph)
  • Cruising speed: 306 km/h (191 mph)
  • Range: 1,250 km ( miles)
  • Endurance: 5 hours  56 min
  • Service ceiling: 6,096 m (20,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 10.9 m/s (2,140 ft/min)


  • 2 x 7.62 mm FN MAG machine guns mounted in side windows (Irish Air Corps)

Source: Wiki and agustawestland.com

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