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PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« on: October 12, 2016, 06:19:32 AM »
Administrator's note: See also W-3 crashes

Sokol #921 crashes in Marawi

Sokol #926 crashes in Palawan


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Re: AgustaWestland W-3 Sokol
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 06:37:14 AM »








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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2016, 06:43:26 AM »
The INFAMOUS door






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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 07:40:20 AM »
That infamous door would have been a non issue, if the MG gun pod has been mounted on the windows, as what most Sokols in service with the other countries did.
Still no word on what happen to the one that crashed?

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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 08:03:07 AM »
That infamous door would have been a non issue, if the MG gun pod has been mounted on the windows, as what most Sokols in service with the other countries did.

Or . . . had they just specified the model with the larger door. They reportedly didn't bother to ask.

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Still no word on what happen to the one that crashed?

Not at this time. Will putting up a thread for that.

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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 07:37:40 AM »
Delivery of 2nd batch


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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2016, 01:49:42 AM »



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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2016, 01:52:39 AM »



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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2016, 07:52:41 AM »
It's current role as rescue helicopter. Photos c/o the Francis Neri albums




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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2018, 03:01:25 AM »
With all the frackas about the Canadian Bell 412s, maybe itís time to give the W-3 another look.

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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2018, 05:23:50 AM »
Photos from various sources. Shared at the old Timawa forum





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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2018, 05:28:10 AM »
Photo from various sources, shared on the original forum




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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2018, 04:28:41 PM »
On a somewhat related note: A few months back I got in touch with some old high school friends and it turned out two of their were with the PAF now. One of them was with the 5th Fighter Wing and the other flies the W-3. The latter was actually the pilot in one of those two crashes. (Apparently the first thing the passengers did when they realized they were all alive and well was take a selfie to commemorate their survival. :P)

Apparently the cause of the crashes was a maintenance issue: there was a procedure that needed to be conducted at regular intervals but wasn't properly conveyed during the training of the maintenance personnel in Poland (He speculated that it may have been because of the language barrier.). Another thing he shared was that there had seemed to be some difficulty in obtaining spare parts for the helos, at least compared to the other helicopters in the inventory.

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Re: PZL (AgustaWestland) W-3 Sokol
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2018, 01:49:39 PM »
Photo c/o Efrain Noel Morota @ Philippine Plane Spotters Group

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A couple of PZL W-3A Sokol from the 505th Search and Rescue Group, Philippine Air Force