PZL Swidnik W-3 Sokol

Medium Utility Helicopter

PZL Swidnik W-3A Sokol © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The PZL W-3 Sokol is a twin-engined medium utility helicopter produced by the Polish manufacturer WSK PZL-Swidnik, today PZL-Swidnik S.A. (a subsidiary of AgustaWestland).
Crew2
Passengers12
Propulsion2 Turboshaft Engines
Engine ModelPZL-Rzeszow TWD-10W
Engine Power (each)656 kW880 shp
Speed256 km/h138 kts
  159 mph
Service Ceiling6.000 m19.685 ft
Range745 km402 NM
463 mi.
Empty Weight3.300 kg7.275 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight6.100 kg13.448 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4/3
Main Rotor Diameter15,70 m51 ft 6 in
Tail Rotor Diameter3,30 m10 ft 10 in
Rotor Disc Area193,6 m2084 ft
Length (Fuselage)14,21 m46 ft 7 in
Length18,50 m60 ft 8 in
Height4,10 m13 ft 5 in
First Flight16.11.1979
Production Statusin production
ICAO CodeW3
EASA TCDSR.007
Data for (Version)PZL-Swidnik W-3
VariantsW-3 Sokol, W-3A, W-3AS, W-3A2, W-3AM, W-3T, W-3P, W-3S, W-3W, W-3WA, W-3R, W-3RL, W-3RM Anakonda, W-3PSOT , W-3PPD, W-3RR Procjon, W-3PL Gluszec