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Klaas Willem Jonker
(Wilko)
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

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Eurocopter AS.532 Cougar U2

History

The AS532 Cougar is a twin engine transport helicopter and a military development of the AS332 Super Puma. [See also wikipedia and Eurocopter for more information].
The Eurocopter EC725 is a further development of the AS532.

The AS332, an enlarged version of the SA330 Puma, made its maiden flight in September 1977. It differed from the Puma in having an enlarged fuselage, more powerful Turbomeca Makila 1A1 engines rated 1330 kW each; composite rotor blades; improved and  strengthened undercarriage and a modified tail fin.

In 1990 a change was applied in the type designation of the Eurocopter products and so the military version of the AS332 Super Puma received the designation AS532 Cougar, which was equipped with two Turbomeca Makila 1A2 engines rated 1380 kW each.

Versions

AS532 UL/AL:
An extended version capable of carrying 29 passengers of six stretchers plus ten passengers. The AL version is armed with 20 mm guns in a pod, rockets or machine guns.
AS532 SC:
A naval version equipped for ASUW. It carries AM 39 Exocet missiles plus ASW equipment such as sonar and torpedoes. It is used for patrol and SAR duties. The AS532 SC can also be equipped with ASIST fore deck landings.
AS532 A2/U2:
a SAR and Utility army version.

 

Technical information Cougar AS-532 U2
Dimensions:
Length 16,79 m Rotor diameter: 16,20 m
Height: 4,97 m Tail Rotor diameter: 3,15 m
Length with turning rotors 19,5 m
Weights:
Empty weight: 4945 kg Full weight: 11200 kg
Performances:
Max. speed: 273 km/h Cruising speed:  
Climb: 384 m/min    
Range: 790 km Service ceiling: 4099 m
Miscellaneous:
Engine type: Two Turbomeca Makila 1A2 rated 1573 kW each
Crew: Two pilots; one loadmaster
Armament: None.