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.