Built for the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) and first flown in 2001, AW101 ZJ128 was one of 22 helicopters in the RAF’s Merlin fleet that were subsequently transferred to the Royal Navy’s Commando Helicopter Force in 2012. As part of this transfer, ZJ128 was upgraded to the HC.4 standard to allow it to undertake shipborne operations. The material used for this tag was obtained during this upgrade activity and AW101 ZJ128 remains an active part of the Royal Navy’s Helicopter Fleet
Each tag has been carefully formed from a single piece of skin, produced in the UK and features the Helicopters paintwork*. Whilst it will age and change with use, this is evidence of your own part in this aviation icon’s journey.
Individually serial numbered and available in a strictly limited run of up to 165 pieces, continue the journey and display your piece of this aviation icon proudly on your keys, bags or suitcase.
Find out more about this remarkable aircraft here, or visit our Original Icons page.
*due to the age of the paintwork, the design on your tag may vary in depth and colour from others.
John Evans (verified owner) –
I worked at Westland Helicopters in the mid nineties on the Merlin Assy Line We finished the 22 RAF aircraft and the 44 Navy variants were still on the line when I left . It’s pleasant to have a small, well presented momento of my time on the type especially as I’m ex RAF and managed to blah a flight in one. Thanks to all at Icarus.
Mark Lovett (verified owner) –
Lovely tag!! I frequently see Merlins fly over where I live so it’s quite special to me. I highly recommend Icarus Originals tags