13 Februari 2012
Loading of PZL W-3WA Sokol helicopters into the An-124 Ruslan (all photos : epmlpotters)
February 12 this year, Antonov An-124 Ruslan transport aircraft from Rzeszow airport, carrying four PZL W-3WA Sokol Swidnik multi-purpose transport helicopters, ordered by the Philippine Armed Forces.
Philippines has ordered eight Sokols to the authorities in Poland. The remaining four is expected to delivery later this year. Machines used to complement the UH-1 Huey, which form the backbone of military aviation. Helicopters are used primarily for combat operations south of the country, where government forces are fighting with the rebels.