A 33 Squadron Puma HC Mk2 Helicopter performing dust landings during Exercise Jebel Sahara in Morocco.
The Puma HC Mk1 reached its Out of Service date with the Royal Air Force in December 2012. After a life extension programme to deliver a significantly upgraded aircraft, the Puma HC Mk2 took to the skies with an RAF crew in September 2013.
The Puma HC Mk2 boasts two new powerful engines, which will provide a major increase in performance, especially in hot and high conditions, an additional internal fuel tank that increases its range and endurance, and a glass cockpit with four-axis autopilot, secure communications and other avionics enhancements.
Photo by Cpl Connor Payne, RAF. UK MoD/Crown copyright, 29 October 2015. Source: https://goo.gl/1MvtFc