posted on Nov, 13 2005 @ 05:11 AM
I can help you there emile;
First off, the Agusta 101 and EH101 are completely unrelated, to be honest I am surprised you can even see a likeness between them. The similarity in
the the designation is just a co-incidence as Westland and Agusta formed EHI (European Helicopter Industries) to build it and it was supposed to be
called the EHI-01 but a typo in the initial press release led to it being called the EH 101 instead, a bit like the RS-71/SR-71 mix up.
As for the design, while the Agusta 101 was produced independantly by them way back in the 1960's, the EH101 is just the jointly built production
version of the Westland WG.34 'Sea King Replacement' which originated in 1979 entirely separately from the earlier type. This scan below dates from
just after Agusta had joined the project in 1979. As you can see it is virtually identical to the EH101 wwe know today.
[edit on 13-11-2005 by waynos]