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RAF Merlin

An all weather, day and night, multi-role helicopter used by the Royal Air Force in both tactical and strategic operational roles will be on static display at the Air Tattoo.

The Merlin HC3 and HC3a are operated by No 28 (AC) Squadron and 78 Squadron at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire.

The Merlin is the first of a new generation of advanced, medium support helicopters for the RAF. It is an all-weather, day and night, multi-role helicopter used in both tactical and strategic operational roles. The aircraft carries one of the most comprehensive defensive aids suites fitted to any helicopter in the world.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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