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The Airbus H135 is the new designation of the Eurocopter EC135 family. The type was developed into several versions with differences.

The internal technical designation of this Airbus H135 is still EC135. The EC135 P3 has a larger fenestron with no tail bumper at the tail. Details of the airframe are also different with extra grills and intakes. This helicopter is also set a bit higher with longer skids. 

The H135 can be fitted with different cabin configurations like a 2 pilot and 5 passenger layout or MEDEVAC and Emergency Medical Services layouts. Equipment varies according to customer specifications and the mission.   

The type is extensively used by medevac services like the Dutch ANWB and German ADAC.

h135 p3 profile

 


ANWB H135  P3

This H135 P3 is the latest type operated by the Dutch ANWB which operates medivac and assistance helicopters from different locations. It has civil registration "PH-LLN" with c/n 2115 is designated EC135 P3. The "LifeLiNer" was put into ANWB service around end July 2020 and usually flies from the VU MC in Amsterdam. It has Bucher Medevac interior, FADEC and digital cockpit. Dutch ANWB Lifeliner helicopters have the RAL 1016 "sulphur yellow" scheme.

It was seen during a mission to Haarlem.

Photographed August 2020 by Meindert de Vreeze (C) Copyright IPMS Nederland

 


Very nice and good plastic scale models are available by Revell in 1/72 (kit #04939 includes ANWB decals). In the larger scale 1/32 Revell issued in 2014 an all new mould 1/32 EC135 kit which is impressive and has loads of details including the interior though modules are a bit differenty for the ANWB. For the latest H135 version kit modifications are required to be totally accurate.

 

This walk around page was published August 2020 by M. de Vreeze