AB 212 Electronic Warfare (EW/ASW) © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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In 1979 they joined the forces of the Hellenic Navy the first AB-212ASW helicopters, specially designed for anti-submarine warfare. Overall the Hellenic Navy received from 1979-1984 eleven H/C AB-212ASW and three H/C AB-212EW.

The helicopter power plant consists of two Pratt&Whitney Canada PT6T-6 (B) Turbo Twin Pac turboshaft engines with a maximum power of 3.801 s.h.p. take-off mode (maximum continuous power 2.757 s.h.p.).

 

AB 212 EW / ASW © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Helicopter optional equipment:
Sonar system Bendex Oceanies AN/AQS 13 (B)
Radar system MM/APS 705 (V)
FLIR system AN/AAQ-22 Star Safire II
Radio altimeter AN/ARN-171 (V)
Automatic direction finder DF-206
Doppler AN/ARN-208(V)
VOR VIR-32
Gyro SR3-9000C
UHF/DF Homing AN/ARA 50
OCTOPUS system
AIS system
surface image transmission system (DATALINK)
GPS system


The helicopter has an external winch with a carrying capacity of 270 kg. 
All Greek Navy helicopters are armed with missiles, torpedoes of the Mk.44 and Mk.46 type (transporting up to two torpedoes), up to two depth bombs and the MG.3 machine gun (7.62 mm on starboard side).

Helicopters can be used from surface ships as well as air based, such as: frigates of the Kortenaer class, MEKO 200HN, Elli and also a literally tank-carrier of class Samos.
 

Accidents

Crashed AB-212 ASW with the number "ΠΝ 21", carrying out rocky identification (Imia) mission.Crashed AB-212 ASW with the number "ΠΝ 21", carrying out rocky identification (Imia) mission.

Crashed AB-212 ASW with the number "ΠΝ 21", carrying out rocky identification (Imia) mission.

Date: January 31, 1996
Type HC: AB-212 ASW «ΠΝ 21»
Property: Greek Navy
Mission: Identification of rocky islets Imia
Departure Airport / Ship: Frigate "NAVARINO" F 461, 04.25
Drop: Near the rocky islets of Imia (about 3 km north of Imia)

Commander: 
KARATHANASH CHRISTODOULON IOANNOY
VLACHAKON PANAGIOTHS ANTONIOU
Ensign (rank):
GIALOPSON EKTORA VASILEIOU

 


THREE-VIEW DRAWING

AB 212 EW / ASW © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
Agusta
TYPE
Electronic Warfare
CREW
2+2
POWER-PLANT
2 x Pratt Whitney Canada PT6T-6 (B)Turbo Twin Pac
Power, kW
2 x 1.398
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
12,92
Main rotor diameter , m
14,69
Tail rotor diameter, m
2,59
Height, m
4,53
WEIGHT
 
Empty, kg
3.420
Normal take-off, kg
-
Maximum take-off, kg
5.070
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
240
Cruising speed, km/h
196
Range, km
667
Service ceiling, m
4.550
Static ceiling, m
3.200
Payload, kg
or with hook, kg
-
ARMAMENT
-

 


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