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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1990
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: AB412 Grifone, Bell 212, Bell 412, Bell 412 EP, Bell 412 EPX and CH-146 Griffon
Origin: Italy
Corporations: Leonardo Helicopters and Textron
Parent System: H-1 Iroquois
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1956
Total Production: 16,067
Family Members: Bell 210 and UH-1N Huey
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Description: Bell 205/UH-1 Iroquois, also known as the Huey, is a light utility helicopter suitable for a variety of missions and available for both military and civil customers. Originally the UH-1 program was developed to meet the US Army requirements. Subsequently the US Navy and Marine Corps ordered this aircraft. UH-1 can conduct missions such as medical evacuation, command and control, vertical assault, personnel and equipment transport, gunship, etc. It was widely used in the Vietnam war with more than 5,000 units deployed to the theater of operations in Southeast Asia.

Typically Bell 205/UH-1 family of helicopters are powered by one T53 turboshaft engine. UH-1N is a twin-engine variant of UH-1 used by the US Marine Corps for command and control, medical evacuation, resupply, liaison and troop transport duties. UH-1N is powered by two Pratt & Whitney T400 engines rated at 1,250-shp each. TH-1H is one of the latest developments based on the UH-1 aircraft and will serve as a training helicopter for the US Air Force which plans to procure as many as 24 such aircraft.

AgustaBell AB212/AB412 is a twin-engine medium transport helicopter derived from the UH-1 family of aircraft. It is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T/T400 engines each rated at 1,875-shp. In addition to its transport role, AB212/412 can perform search and rescue, emergency medical support, law enforcement, and maritime surveillance missions. AB212/412 has been sold to the Navies of Italy and Thailand.

AB212 Applications

Auxiliary Vessels Cantabria Meteoro Sirio Fighting Ships Comandanti Juan Carlos I Lupo Maestrale Principe de Asturias Soldati Vittorio Veneto Support Aircraft UH-X

AB212 Specifications

Crew: 3
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Height: 4.50 meter (177 inch)
Length: 17.5 meter (689 inch)
Main Rotor Diameter: 14.6 meter (575 inch)
Ceiling: 4,300 meter (14,108 foot)
Max Range: 318 kilometer (172 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,750 shp (2,798 kW)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 235 mps (457 KTAS)
Max Takeoff Weight: 4,700 kilogram (10,362 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AB212 News

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3 Aug 2007 and 19 Jun 2019
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Wednesday, June 19, 2019Japan National Police Agency Places First Order for Subaru Bell 412 EPX
Thursday, December 15, 2016New South Wales Police Force Signs Purchase Agreement for Second Bell 412EPI
Wednesday, November 18, 2015FMS: Argentina Requests Four Bell 412EP Helicopters
Tuesday, May 12, 2015Bell Helicopter Announces Bell 412 EPI Sale to Aomori Prefecture
Friday, April 10, 2015Bell Helicopter Wins Canadian Coast Guard Contract for 7 Bell 412EPIs
Wednesday, March 4, 2015Bell Helicopter Announces Purchase Agreement with National Operations Centre, Air Division in Trinidad and Tobago for Bell 429 and Bell 412EPI
Thursday, November 13, 2014Bell Helicopter Announces Sale of Bell 412EP to Nishi Nippon Airlines
Wednesday, April 2, 2014CCC Signs Purchase Agreement for Eight Bell 412EP Helicopters
Wednesday, February 26, 2014Bell Helicopter Announces More Than 100 Orders at HELI-EXPO 2014
Wednesday, November 20, 2013Bell Helicopter Signs Purchase Agreement with New South Wales Police Force for Bell 412EPI

Operators & Related Equipment

20138Bell 212 (7) and Bell 412 (1)
Aircraft ordered by New South Wales Police Force (2)
Aircraft ordered by CCC (8); Canadian Coast Guard (7)
Aircraft ordered by Chilean Air Force (12 Bell 412 helicopters)
Aircraft ordered by Global Vectra Helicorp (23 Bell 412)
Aircraft ordered by PT SMAC (6); PT Dirgantara Indonesia/Indonesian Aerospace (5)
Aircraft ordered by Nishi Nippon Airlines (1); Aomori Prefecture's Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency (1); Japan National Police Agency (JPNA) (2)
Aircraft ordered by Heliservicio Campeche (3)
Apr 20108
Sri Lanka?
Aircraft operated by Sri Lanka Air Force (2 Bell 412s)
Trinidad and Tobago1
Aircraft ordered by National Operations Centre, Air Division (1)
United Kingdom?
Aircraft ordered by Avincis Group (10)
United States of America?
Aircraft ordered by San Diego Fire-Rescue Department (1 412 EP); Delaware State Police

Grand Total 15131
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