SOKOL

SOKOL

DURABLE AND DEPENDABLE

The Sokół is the highly effective, operationally proven intermediate-class helicopter, mission-ready in all conditions; highly flexible, with unrivalled internal and external cargo capacity.


The platform is type certified by EASA and FAA for operation; operators worldwide benefit from minimised ‘cost to useful load’ ratio and manageable maintenance operations.

Leading Features

MTOW: 6,400 kg

Powerplant: 2 x PZL-10W (Take-Off: 2 x 888 shp)

Crew/Passengers: 1 or 2 pilots with 13 or 12 passengers

Technical data

Weights

 

Max Gross weight

6,400

kg

14,110

lb

 

Basic Empty Weight

3,760

kg

8,289

lb

 

Sling Load Capacity

2,100

kg

4,630

lb

 

Engine Rating (2 x PZL-10W)

 

Take off power

2 x 662

kW

2 x 888

shp

 

Maximum continuous power

2 x 574

kW

2 x 769

shp

 

O.E.I. Max Contingency (2.5 min)

846

kW

1134

shp

 

Fuel Capacity

 

Standard

1,711

l

452

USgal

 

Crew

 

Pilots / passengers

1 - 2 / 13 - 12

 

External Dimensions

 

Overall length (rotors turning)

18.79

m

61

ft

8

in

Overall height (rotors turning)

5.135

m

16

ft

10

in

Main Rotor Diameter

15.70

m

51

ft

6

in

Performance (ISA, MGW)

 

VNE (SL)

260

km / h

140

kt

 

Max cruise speed (SL-MCP)

235

km / h

127

kt

 

Rate of climb (SL-TOP)

8.51

m / s

1,675

ft / min

 

Hovering IGE

2,560

m

8,399

ft

 

Hovering OGE

680

m

2,231

ft

 

Service ceiling

4,500

m

14,764

ft

 

Max range *

730

km

394

nm

 

Max endurance *

4 h 12 m

 

* No reserve

Equipment

  • 4-axis AFCS
  • Engine air particle separator
  • Weather radar
  • Air conditioning system
  • Cargo transportation kit
  • External cargo sling
  • Rescue hoist
  • Searchlight SX-16
  • FLIR / TV System with video
  • Loudspeaker systems
  • NVG system
  • Wire strike protection system
  • Belly water tank
  • Bambi bucket
  • External cargo container
  • Continuous restart engine system

Avionics

  • VHF/FM
  • HF
  • VOR/LOC/GS/MB
  • CDI
  • ICS pilot and co-pilot
  • Transponder
  • Encoder
  • Gyrocompass
  • ADF
  • DME
  • Radio altimeter
  • GPS
  • ELT
  • Weather radar
  • FDR
  • CVR

 

CIVIL-COMMERCIAL USE

 

EMS and Rescue Services

Highly effective, the operationally proven W-3A Sokol is ideally-suited to EMS missions.


LEADING FEATURES

  • Excellent flight performance, a large cabin and an extensive range of role equipment ensure a highly flexible solution for operators to transport casualties and rescue operations at land and sea
  • Configurable with a range of operational equipment, including rescue hoist, search light, emergency medical kit
  • Maintenance schedules maximise availability
  • Value for money

UTILITY

Highly effective, the operationally proven W-3A Sokół is deployed in a range of utility applications, worldwide.

 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Exceptional cargo capability: unique in its ability to carry external loads of up to 2,100kg on its cargo sling system
  • Fitted with a ‘Bambi bucket’ or expandable belly tank to perform fire suppression, containment and clearance operations
  • Maintenance schedules maximise availability
  • Value for money

 

MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT USE

 

SEARCH AND RESCUE

The 6 tonne class W-3 Sokół, with significant internal and external cargo capacity, provides a rugged and reliable search and rescue capability. Effective in all environments, the highly flexible operationally proven and dependable W-3 Sokół is an ideal Search and Rescue helicopter over land or sea. Cost-effective operations combined with ease of maintenance makes the W-3 particularly attractive.

 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Type certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Part 29
  • Two PZL 10W engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
  • NVG compatible cockpit with 4-axis autopilot, integrated communication and navigation system with mission computer, digital-data bus and multifunction displays
  • Wide range of mission equipment including multi-band radios, Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, rescue hoist (272 kg), rappelling system, searchlight, cargo hook (2100 kg), engine air particle separator, flotation and skis
  • Spacious cabin accommodates 12 personnel and wide range of medical equipment

LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY

The 6-tonne class W-3 Sokól is cost-effective, rugged, reliable, and operationally proven in a range of law enforcement applications, worldwide.

Benefitting from significant internal and external cargo capacity and effective in all environments, the W-3 Sokól is deployed in a range of law enforcement and security operations.


LEADING FEATURES

  • Type certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Part 29
  • Two PZL 10W engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
  • NVG compatible cockpit with 4-axis autopilot, integrated communication and navigation, system with mission computer, digital-data bus and multifunction displays
  • Wide range of mission equipment including secure communications, Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, rescue hoist (272 kg), rappelling system, searchlight, cargo hook (2100 kg) and engine air particle separator
  • Spacious cabin accommodates 12 personnel

MARITIME

The 6-tonne class W-3 Sokól is cost-effective, highly capable, and operationally proven in a range of maritime applications, worldwide.

Benefitting from significant internal and external cargo capacity and effective in all environments, the W-3 Sokól is deployed in a range of applications including troop transport, utility and personnel recovery operations.

 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Type certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Part 29
  • Two PZL 10W engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
  • NVG compatible cockpit with 4-axis autopilot, integrated communication, navigation, targeting and weapon system with mission computer, digital-data buses and multifunction displays
  • Wide range of mission equipment including search radar, Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, rescue hoist (272 kg), searchlight and cargo hook (2100 kg)
  • Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability using active dipping sonar, sonobuoys and torpedoes; Anti-Surface Unit Warfare (ASUW) using machine guns and air-surface missiles
  • Folding main rotor blades, maritime undercarriage and flotation gear for ship operations
  • Exceptional cargo capability with ability to carry external loads of up to 2,100kg on cargo sling system

LAND

The 6-tonne class W-3 Sokól is cost-effective, highly capable, and operationally proven in a range of utility applications, worldwide.

Benefitting from significant internal and external cargo capacity and effective in all environments, the W-3 Sokól is deployed in a range of applications including troop transport, utility and personnel recovery operations.

 

LEADING FEATURES

  • Type certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Part 29
  • Two PZL 10W engines with Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC)
  • NVG compatible cockpit with 4-axis autopilot, integrated communication, navigation, targeting and weapon system with mission computer, digital-data bus and multifunction displays
  • Wide range of mission equipment including Electro Optic / Infra-Red (EO/IR) device, rescue hoist (272 kg), rappelling system, searchlight, cargo hook (2100 kg) and engine air particle separator
  • Weapon options include heavy machine guns (turret and fixed), cannon and rockets
  • Defensive aids suite, cockpit armour, inert gas fuel tanks for improved survivability
  • Spacious cabin accommodates 12 personnel
  • Exceptional cargo capability with ability to carry external loads of up to 2,100kg on cargo sling system

 

 

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