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PZL W-3   Variant Briefing
  Civil and military versions  
    W-3 Sokół
Basic multi-purpose transport version.
First flight 06 May 1982.
57 aircraft were built (300102-300106, 300201, 310202-310209,
310301-310315, 310319-310321, 310323, 310401-310405,
310412-310419, 310501-310502, 310801, 310919-310926).
 
    W-3R Sokół
(R = Reanimacyjny = Reanimation)
W-3 medical version.
First flight 04 August 1988.
Three aircraft were built/modified (320210, 310418-310419).
 
    W-3P Sokół
(P = Pasażerski = Passenger)
W-3 passenger version.
First flight 1990.
Seven aircraft were built (330316, 330322, 330406-330407,
330409-330410, 330504).
 
    W-3RM Anakonda
(RM = Ratownictwa Morskiego = Sea Rescue)
W-3 sea search and rescue version.
First flight April 1991.
Seven aircraft were built (390411, 390505-390506, 390510-390513).
 
    W-3A Sokół
W-3 with type certification as Category A rotorcraft according to the
FAA Standard Airworthiness Certification Regulations Part 29.
First flight 30 July 1992.
29 aircraft were built (300420, 370503, 370507, 370509, 370515,
370708-370719, 370802, 370805, 370812, 370814, 370908, 370912,
370914, 360915-360916, 370917-370918, 370927).
 
    W-3W Sokół
(W = Wielozadaniowy = Multi-role)
W-3 armed multi-role version.
First flight 1994.
22 aircraft were built (360516-360520, 360601-360617).
 
    W-3AM Sokół
(M = Morski = Sea)
W-3A with six inflatable emergency floats for flights over the sea.
First flight 1995.
Eight aircraft were built (370514, 370703-370707, 370803-370804).
 
    W-3RR Procjon
(RR = Rozpoznanie Radioelektroniczne = Radioelectronic Reconnaissance)
W-3 radioelectronic reconnaissance version.
First flight 1996 (?).
One aircraft was modified (310203).
 
    W-3WA Sokół
(W = Wielozadaniowy = Multi-role)
W-3A armed multi-role version.
First flight 1996 (?).
23 aircraft were built (360618-360620, 360701-360702, 360806-360811,
360817-360820, 360901-360905, 360909-360911).
Two aircraft were modified (360612-360613).
 
    W-3A2 Sokół
W-3A with 4-axis SN 530 Smiths Industries Automatic Flight Control System.
First flight 1998 (?).
One aircraft was built (370508).
 
    W-3A RR Procjon
(RR = Rozpoznanie Radioelektroniczne = Radioelectronic Reconnaissance)
W-3A radioelectronic reconnaissance version.
First flight 1998 (?).
Two aircraft were built (370720, 360907).
 
    W-3RL Sokół
(RL = Ratownictwa lądowego = Land Rescue)
W-3 land search and rescue version.
First flight 1998 (?).
Six aircraft were modified (310415, 310417-310419, 310501-310502).
 
    W-3SP Anakonda
(SP = Specjalnego Przeznaczenia = Special Duty)
W-3RM built for the Operational and Mobile Reaction Group.
First flight 1998.
One aircraft was modified (390510).
 
    W-3WA RM Anakonda
(RM = Ratownictwa Morskiego = Sea Rescue)
W-3WA sea search and rescue version.
First flight 1998.
Three aircraft were built (360813, 360815, 360906).
 
    W-3A PPD Gipsówka
(PPD = Powietrzny Punkt Dowodzenia = Airborne Command Post)
W-3A airborne command post version.
First flight 19 November 1998.
One aircraft was built (360816).
 
    W-3AS Sokół
W-3 modified to the W-3A standard for operations in Spain.
First flight 2003 (?).
23 aircraft were modified (300201, 310204-310208, 320210, 310301-310303,
310305-310308, 310310-310314, 310319-310321, 310412).
 
    W-3A PSOT
(PSOT = Powietrzne Stanowisko Obserwacji Terenu
= Airborne Terrain Observation Post)
W-3A airborne observation and fire control version.
First flight 2006.
One aircraft was modified (360816).
 
    W-3A RM Anakonda
(RM = Ratownictwa Morskiego = Sea Rescue)
W-3A sea search and rescue version.
First flight 2006.
One aircraft was built (370913).
 
    W-3PL Głuszec
W-3A combat support version.
First flight 2007 (?).
Four aircraft were modified (360811, 360819-360820, 360901).
 
    W-3AE Sokół
(E = Ewakuacja = Evacuation)
W-3A MEDical EVACuation (MEDEVAC) version.
First flight 2008.
Two aircraft were modified (360613, 360911).
 
  Prototypes and projects  
    W-3MS
W-3 anti-tank version

Project
 
    W-3MW
W-3 maritime strike version

Project
 
    W-3U Salamandra
(U = Uzbrojona = Armed)
W-3 armed version
First flight 17 March 1990
One aircraft was built (360317)
 
    W-3L Sokół Long
W-3 stretched version capable of transporting 14 fully equipped troops

1993 (?)
Mock-up
 
    W-3WB   Kentron demonstrator
(WB = Wsparcia Bojowego = Combat Support)
W-3 combat support version
First flight August 1993
One aircraft was built (360318)
 
    W-3WB   HOT/Viviane demonstrator
(WB = Wsparcia Bojowego = Combat Support)
W-3 combat support version
First flight February 1999
One aircraft was modified (360318)
 
    Sokół-2

2008
Project
 
    Głuszec-2

2008
Project
 
    SW-5

2008
Project
 
    Demonstrator NST-K-350-2010-82
 
    W-3PL/N Naval Helicopter
 
2012
Project
 
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