300 Squadron
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  • Manufacturer: Eurocopter France (ECF)
  • Type: AS-532U2 Cougar Mk.II
  • number: 12
  • length: 16.79 meter (without rotor)
  • height: 4.60 m (4.97 with rotor)
  • width: 3.86 m (without rotor)
  • External spinning rotor: 19,50 x 16,20 m
  • Rotor Systems: 4 main rotor blades, 16.20 meters in diameter, 265 rpm; 4 tail rotor blades, 3.15 meters in diameter, 1279 rpm
  • Engines: 2 x Turbomeca Makila 1A2 turbo shaft. The engines are equipped with a digital control system. The information is displayed in the cockpit via the integrated digital information system (Integrated Flight and Display System).
  • power means the maximum continuous 1,236 kilowatts; a maximum of 1376 kilowatts at take-off for 5 minutes; maximum continuous single engine 1,420 kilowatts.
  • In case of emergency: 1467 kilowatts for 2 minutes / 1,573 kilowatts for 30 seconds.
  • Weight: 7,300 kg including fuel
  • maximum: 9,750 kg (internal loading)
  • maximum: 10,500 kg (with external load)
  • speed: 315 kilometers per hour (up to International Standard Atmosphere)
  • fast cruising speed: 287 mph
  • eco cruising speed: 260 kilometers per hour
  • Range: up to 800 kilometers (without fuel reserve)
  • color: gray or camouflage pattern (from 2008)
  • altitude: up to 20,000 feet (6,000 meters)
  • Crew: 2 pilots and a loadmaster
  • external cargo: up to 3,000 kg
  • used by: Royal Netherlands Air Force