German Airbus H145M SAR Helicopter Winching at Koksijde


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During the SAR Meet one of the participants was the German H145M. This helicopter is a military version of the EC145 helicopter, a twin-engine multipurpose helicopter manufactured by Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters). To replace the aging Bell UH-1D, a total of seven machines were put into service with the SAR Service in Germany. Among other features, the H145 LUH SAR (Light Utility Helicopter Search and Rescue) helicopters are equipped with high-performance cameras, searchlights, emergency beacon locator systems, a full suite of medical equipment, rescue winches and load hooks that can be used for fire-extinguishing tanks for example.