• Anti-submarine warfare • Assault transport • Heli-liner
he EH.101 Merlin is the West’s most promising large naval anti-submarine and rescue helicopter. It is a big, attractive craft with a five-bladed rotor and a long fuselage, with the capacity for diverse military missions. Britain and Italy are equipping surface warships with EH.101s, and pilots praise its stability, handling and performance. Land-based military and civilian models will soon follow the successful maritime version.